New highway initiative will ease the journey for passengers travelling UK – France

“The team are on board to answer any questions the public may have about the new highway initiative and also give passengers the chance to win a VIP crossing,” says Steve Garner, Customer Experience Manager BU Short Routes & Passenger. From left to right: Laura Charlton, Steve Garner, Nina Shah from The Lower Thames Crossing and Romain Van der Becq.

This Summer, guests sailing on the Eastern Channel (UK – France) routes have the opportunity to learn more about a new Highways England initiative that DFDS is supporting, the Lower Thames Crossing.

Andrew Dempsey from the Lower Thames Crossing says: “The Lower Thames Crossing is part of the largest investment in the UK’s roads in a generation. If given the go ahead, the longest road tunnel in the UK will be built below the River Thames, easing congestion on the Dartford Crossing and other local roads, and provide a more direct route in and out of Kent that will help make the journey of millions of DFDS passengers travelling to Dover more reliable and quicker.”

The three-lane planned major new road will link the counties of Kent and Essex and will double capacity across the River Thames. It has been billed as the “UK’s most ambitious road scheme since the M25”, and the 14.5-mile route will include a 2.4-mile tunnel under the Thames. If plans are approved, the construction of the road is scheduled for completion in 2027.

“The team are on board to answer any questions the public may have and also give passengers the chance to win a VIP crossing. All they have to do is send a photo or video of a journey on a DFDS ferry to @dfds_uk and @lowerthames using #ImOnBoard,” says Steve Garner, Customer Experience Manager BU Short Routes & Passenger.

 

August 15, 2019