Operators called on to provide Dover and Channel Tunnel data
Coach operators who are using the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel for the Rugby World Cup are being asked for data by the CPT.
The information gathered is to help shape DfT’s and the Port’s response to a potentially busy travel period.
With the Rugby World Cup in France kicking off on 9 September, DfT and the Port want to ensure they can effectively meet the increase in coach travel and visiting supporters.
The request for data comes after the CPT’s meeting with the DfT this week. CPT, in collaboration with DfT, has developed a survey which aims to identify dates and timings where there could be potential increased coach activity at the Port.
“This is another excellent example of CPT working in partnership with DfT for the benefit of our members as well as the wider sector” – Phil Smith, Coaching Manager at the Confederation of Passenger Transport
Phil Smith, Coaching Manager at the Confederation of Passenger Transport, said: “It has been really pleasing to hear that coach operators are reporting full order books this summer for group travel, including for popular events such as the Rugby World Cup. We would encourage all operators to complete our survey, which will help ensure that coaches are able to travel through the Port as efficiently as possible.
“This is another excellent example of CPT working in partnership with DfT for the benefit of our members as well as the wider sector.”
All data submitted to the survey is anonymous and all responses will be passed onto DfT and the Port of Dover to help them with their planning.
- The survey can be accessed here