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France to Send 120 Extra Police to Secure Channel Tunnel

France is sending 120 extra police to Calais to help secure the Eurotunnel . The announcement came after Eurotunnel announced 2,000 migrants had tried to get into the tunnel terminal on Monday, and 1,500 had tried on Tuesday. 9 migrants have died since June trying to make the crossing to the UK .

 

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Good to know Ron and glad you made it with no problem. I wasn't as lucky you because I tried to cross during the strike. I  had to  go to  Hoek Van Holland to cross . I met several people in the Netherlands who  told me they were stuck in their cars at the Calais Crossing for days  and they also said they had to deal with some very lax security.

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Did the tunnel last Friday - Paris to London and back same day. No trouble, but was very concerned there might be having read about tires being set on fire on the tracks. The migrant issue hadn't occurred yet. That's new. But I wonder why the French government didn't do a damn thing about the tire burning. Ah, it was a union issue - no wonder. 

Prior to me leaving for Europe I had read about the stoppages. But I had purchased my ticket back in the winter when there wasn't any such talk, and I foolishly didn't spend the extra $2/ trip for refund insurance in the event of a halt to the service. But I made the crossing and next time that $2 will be well spent for worry-free travel.

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