Ferry travel

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Travellers faced long queues at major UK airports after electronic passport gates failed
Hours-long delays were reported as IT problems also caused disruption on Dover-Calais ferries

Harry Taylor and Geneva Abdul

27, May, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Passengers rescued by lifeboat after Orkney ferry runs aground
Coastguard agency says fire was extinguished and all 60 passengers were evacuated safe and well

Mark Brown

30, Apr, 2023 @8:37 AM

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Travellers crossing Channel from UK face 90-minute delays on Good Friday
Ferry operators expect bank holiday weekend to be busy with ‘large queues’ at entrance to Dover port

Jamie Grierson and Emily Dugan

07, Apr, 2023 @3:37 PM

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Long queues form at Dover as port braces for Easter travel chaos
Ferry operator says wait for passport checks ‘approximately 90 minutes’ before start of weekend getaway

Emily Dugan and agency

06, Apr, 2023 @1:08 PM

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‘Brits are suffering but for us it’s boom time’: how Brexit boosted French and Irish ports
The cheapest way from Ireland to Europe used to be via Dover. But now Cherbourg and Rosslare are thriving

Jon Henley in Cherbourg and Rory Carroll in Rosslare

25, Feb, 2023 @1:24 PM

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My bad trip – we wanted a charming money-saver but the overnight ferry was The Shining on the sea
It was almost empty, from another era and didn’t even take us to where we were going

Benita Kolovos

19, Jan, 2023 @10:04 PM

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Rail and sail: a month-by-month guide to no-fly travel ideas in 2023
Visit the Vermeer exhibition in Amsterdam, spot puffins in Pembrokeshire or bag some Spanish peaks – and not an airport in sight

Kevin Rushby

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UK rail strikes suspended as RMT says employers ‘seeing sense’ and talks intensifying – as it happened
The rail union says strikes for Saturday, Monday and Wednesday have now been called off

Andrew Sparrow

04, Nov, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Nicola Sturgeon rejects cronyism accusation over ferries contract
Scottish first minister defends decision to give £97m contract in 2016 to financier Jim McColl

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

04, Nov, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Frustrated Scottish islanders consider running own ferry service
Mull and Iona islanders want to replace ferries run by state-owned CalMac after years of ‘inefficiency’

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

03, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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I’m cycling to Iceland: it’s a killer to ride but an easy country to love
The final part of our writer’s marathon sees him riding Europe’s wild outlier, where even squalls and snow fail to dampen his spirit

Kevin Rushby

08, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Is this the eco-friendly Channel crossing of the future?
Cyclists and walkers may be able to avoid the whole post-Brexit ferry nightmare next spring if this sail-powered startup can catch a fair wind

Carlton Reid

23, Sep, 2022 @10:09 AM

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