Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Yesterday the port tunnel opened for business. Between 3.30 and 8.00 PM more than one thousand trucks had used it to access or leave the port.
Here's the photograph of before it opened. Lets hope for a bit if peace now all the trucks will be underground.
The tunnel cost a mere e750 million. I hope it works out, lets all hope it is a success.
Last night someone closed the barrier going into the tunnel. The harbourmaster, the operators or the truckers did not know what was going on. When the ships started unloading at 5 am. they drove to the entrance and waited. the tailback eventually went back so far that trucks could not drive off the ships. When the barrier was lifted the traffic lights gave the trucks 7 seconds on green every 57 seconds.
But by 8 o'clock they had got the hang of it.
A spokesman said "We told people that it would be closed when it opened".
Whatever that means!
Fog at Heathrow. Big trouble for holiday makers getting connecting flights.
Its worthwhile heading for the boat and train to London etc. better than missing you connecting flight to S.Africa or Australia.
Parties are in full swing and evryone is in good spirits.