Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Channel tunnel night closure idea ‘beggars belief’

Suggestions that the channel tunnel might be closed at night have been met with incredulity by the Road Haulage Association which said it would have a catastrophic effect on freight traffic.

The Daily Mail today (7th August) reported that government ministers are to consider the ‘nuclear option’ of closing the channel tunnel at night if the Calais migrant crisis deepens.

But RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “The latest suggestion to address the issue of migrants entering the Channel Tunnel at night simply beggars belief. The idea would cost far more in terms of damage to the economy than it could ever gain in terms of increased security during the hours of darkness.”