Operation Brock to stay until Dover-Calais ferry capacity fully restored

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) has today confirmed that Operation Brock will remain on the M20 “until ferry capacity remains reduced at Dover". As a consequence, the hopes of lorry drivers and hauliers who loathe the traffic management scheme now rest with P&O getting its Dover-Calais fleet fully operational.

Operation Brock to stay until Dover-Calais ferry capacity fully restored
Kent Road Police RPU

As our regular readers will be aware, one P&O vessel, the Spirit of Britain, is now back in service. In the last few days, the Pride of Kent has also been cleared to sail. However, it is not yet known precisely when the that ferry will return to service.

Moreover, two other P&O Dover-Calais vessels remain tied up; the Pride of Canterbury and the Spirit of France. Only once they have been approved by the MCA will P&O have the means to fully restore its Dover-Calais service.

“KRF partners, including National Highways, Kent Police and Kent County Council, are very aware of the impact the M20 contraflow has on local residents and so once again would like to assure everyone that today’s decision was not taken lightly,” said the Kent Resilience Forum in a statement.

Kent County Council says the next review of the Brock traffic management scheme will take place on, or around, next Tuesday 17th May.


Photo: Kent Police RPU

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