The RAC forecasts 4.6 million leisure trips on the road on Good Friday alone. It forecast “extremely busy roads” made worse by track closures and disruptions
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Millions of travelers beginning their Easter holidays on Friday have been warned to brace for traffic jams and delays.
The RAC forecasts 4.6 million leisure trips on the road on Good Friday alone, the busiest day of the weekend.
It forecast “extremely busy roads” made worse by track closures and disruptions.
Network Rail said there will be 530 road works over Easter, adding: “There will be disruption on some routes so passengers are urged to plan ahead.”
Meanwhile, the hustle and bustle for passengers continues.
More than 9,000 flights are due to depart from the UK over the weekend – but yesterday there were more reports of chaos at airports with long queues at check-in and security.
A person at Manchester Airport said passengers queuing to check in for flights would “start outside now”.
At Stansted Airport, people reported “again chaos” at passport control.
One tweeted: “Seven and a half billion people on the planet and they’re all waiting in the passport queue at Stansted Airport.” Experts predict the travel disruption, caused in part by staff shortages, will extend into the summer.
The raids at Dover were exacerbated by the continued suspension of Channel crossing services by P&O Ferries after laying off 800 seafarers last month.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said yesterday: “This weekend will be extremely busy on our roads, potentially in our ports – particularly Dover. So I expect disruptions without owing P&O.”
He added: “I am very concerned that the operators – airlines, airports, ports – are making sure they recover quickly.
“They lost a lot of people during the pandemic. We have long warned them that they need to rearm.”
It came as another P&O ship was detained, raising doubts as to whether the company will be able to resume the Dover to Calais route before Easter. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the inspection of the Spirit of Britain found safety issues.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/travellers-told-prepare-easter-delays-26707221 Travelers should prepare for Easter delays on planes, trains and roads