The FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns. VIIA, a subsidiary of French rail network operator SNCF, was due to begin operating a new rail freight service for unaccompanied trailers (pictured) from Le Boulou, in southern France, to Calais on 12 January but announced the day before that its plans had been put on hold, as migrants’ […]
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.
There is widespread agreement among UK and Irish parties that there should be no return to what has been labelled a ‘hard border’ separating Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit.
The FTA has called on Eurotunnel and the French authorities to upgrade any weak spots in their security fencing after more than 100 migrants broke into the tunnel operator’s French terminal earlier this month, causing hours of delays to passenger and freight services.