Eurostar could be forced to stop running London-Amsterdam trains for almost a year in 2024 06/06/2023
The incredible shrinking network: Brexit plus refurbishment could see the number of stations served by the cross-Channel train operator cut from 13 to four.
Brexit Inland Border Facility off M20 at Sevington, near Ashford, set to cost taxpayers £70 million 01/03/2023
The creation of a giant Brexit border control site off the M20 is likely to cost taxpayers a staggering £70 million, it has emerged.
From up above, it resembles a sports stadium, void of spectators or athletes. Or a motorway service station, similarly vacant without a car or a lorry in plain sight.
Eurostar has warned that Brexit formalities are threatening its business, although it is holding out hopes that a new digital immigration system will simplify the procedure in due course.
Giant Brexit Inland Border Facility off M20 at Sevington, near Ashford, sitting empty, drone pictures reveal 25/01/2023
Drone pictures reveal how a giant Brexit border control site off the M20 near Ashford is now sitting empty.
Hundreds of seats left empty on London-Paris Eurostar trains due to Brexit passport checks 24/01/2023
ondon trains leave Amsterdam at least 78% empty because of constraints on UK border checks. / Thousands of seats are deliberately going unsold on Eurostar trains every day as the cross-Channel train operator struggles with post-Brexit passport controls.
Brexit not okay for Kent 25/10/2022
Note that the slogans on these placards all represent news that has reached us about the effects of Brexit on Kent specifically. Some of these have featured in articles in Kent Bylines, as linked in the explanations below.
Eurostar blames Brexit as 'main factor' in cutting Disneyland Paris trains and St Pancras station delays 27/09/2022
Extra border checks mean St Pancras can't handle as many passengers as it did before Brexit.
Europe-bound trains won’t stop at Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations for at least ‘two to three years’.
Staff at Sevington Internal Border Facility near Ashford to be redeployed amid post-Brexit delays 17/04/2022
Dozens of staff recruited to process and check food goods arriving from Europe could have to be redeployed after the government announced a further delay on new post-Brexit border controls.
Ministers urged to fulfil promise of new facilities, as desperate drivers forced to ‘s*** in bushes’.
Brexit minister Liz Truss asked to visit Mersham near Ashford as another truck gets stuck on way to lorry park at Sevington 02/01/2022
There are calls for the new Brexit minister Liz Truss to visit a village near Ashford where truckers keep getting lost on their way to a lorry park.
Angry residents are growing increasingly impatient waiting for a solution to be found to stop lorry park-bound truckers getting lost in Mersham.
Floodlights at a Brexit lorry park in Kent have "destroyed" the night sky, residents say.
The border facility, which is still under construction, was set up by the Government to hold around 1,700 lorries in case of border disruption.
Residents next to a large Brexit lorry park in Ashford say it is as bright as Wembley Stadium and has ruined the dark night sky for miles around.
Ashford Brexit lorry park impact still secret as government rejects Freedom of Information request 10/12/2020
Government officials are continuing to block the release of information about the impact of post-Brexit lorry park holding sites, saying it is not in the public interest.
Brexit lorry park in Ashford 'like Wembley Stadium' as residents demand changes to lighting 27/05/2021
A huge Brexit lorry park in Ashford is as bright as Wembley Stadium and has ruined the dark night sky for miles around, according to angry residents.
Pictures posted on Facebook showed trucks wedged in precarious positions in the village as they tried to negotiate the winding streets.
The government has paid the owner of land being used as a Brexit lorry park in Ashford almost £6m in rent, it has emerged.
The boss of a haulage company says he has seen journey times treble due to EU red tape and Covid testing for drivers.
Truckers trying to find Brexit lorry park next to Junction 10a in Ashford spark chaos in Mersham 07/01/2021
Confused truckers trying to find a huge Brexit lorry park are getting lost in a nearby village - making houses shake and churning up grass verges.
Heavy rain has hampered work on site intended to relieve queues around Dover from 1 January.
Facility nicknamed Farage Garage is just one of 29 such sites being created across England
Ashford Brexit lorry park consultation starts - four months after work began on site near Junction 10a 15/10/2020
Residents are being urged to have their say on Ashford's controversial post-Brexit lorry park – four months after work began on the site.