Cross-Channel delays: small businesses call for alternative to M20 queue system



Small-business leaders have called for an alternative to Operation Stack – the system for letting lorries queue on the M20 in Kent when cross-Channel traffic is disrupted – saying it is hurting the economy.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) appealed to the government as Kent police kept the coastbound M20 closed between junctions 8 and 9 to accommodate lorries delayed by disruption caused by migrants trying to enter the Channel tunnel from France.
The FSB said Stack, which occupies varying amounts of one or both carriageways, depending on the volume of queuing traffic, had now been... read more

 
27 July 2015 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Guardian
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