Border Blog: Travel Aftermath of Paris Attacks

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  • ERA's 2016 Alpine Trial is on but switches from its usual base in Annecy. More later.

    First Double Migrant Attack, On Calais And Dunkirk

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  • Possibly the most famous driving in Europe car of all time - barring James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – is for sale. Expect to pay around £2m for the 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 – chassis number 3586 – which starred in the opening sequence of the Italian Job. The mint condition Miura with 19,000km on the clock, in Arancio Miura with a white leather interior, was delivered to the first of its five owners on 2 July 1968, shortly after three day’s filming on the Grand St Bernard Pass between Switzerland and Italy. See Cheshire Classic Cars for more.

    Paris Pair Snapped on Terror Road Trip

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  • Pictured are Royal Marines from 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group, based at HMNB Clyde, conducting underway boarding exercise, in conjunction with the CALMAC Ardrossan Ferry. 

The evolution is designed to highlight the work that 43 Commando’s Fleet Contingent Troop (FCT) carries out on counter-narcotics and counter-piracy operations around the world. The troop consists of around 30 men, who are the Royal Navy’s boarding specialists, trained in enhanced access and entry techniques.

    Spotlight on Ferry Security

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    European Police Target Foreign Drivers

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  • San Boldo Pass., Italy. More later.

    Passo San Boldo

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  • France's Col de l'Iseran closed for the winter today ahead of the expected, week-ending 'Snowmageddon', as has Switzerland's awesome Grimsel Pass (until 19 June 2016 according to TCS). Austria's Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse has also pulled the shutters down since our last roundup, but overall the amazing thing is that most high roads are still open*. That might change from tonight onwards - the latest forecast shows up to two meters of snow falling in the Alps until Monday (23 November), especially in the west, and up to 70cm in the Pyrenees and northern Spain. Snow will settle at above 200m to start with then work its way down to 700m. Overnight Saturday will see 5cm on the A43 near Chambery in south east France and 15cm between Annecy and Grenoble says @AutorouteInfo. Germany and Luxembourg are also likely to see at least a smattering. Photo @DriveEurope. *Petit St-Bernard, Galibier, Madeleine, Mont-Cenis, Croix de Fer, Glandon and Cormet de Roselend, all in France, all closed today too.

    Trucks Did Avoid France Over The Summer

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  • Electronic road toll gantry, Austria. Photo ASFINAG

    EU Responds to ‘Secret Road Toll Report’

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    Dubious Claims on Paris ‘Terror Traffic’

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  • The S16 Arlberg Tunnel in western Austria - on the A14/S16 between Innsbruck and Bregenz - reopened on schedule on Saturday for the winter. It saves car drivers using the Arlberg Pass, above, and truck drivers the major detour via Munich. Meanwhile, however, the N20 Puymorens Tunnel in the French Pyrenees, on the direct route between Toulouse and Barcelona, skirting eastern Andorra, remains shut. It was expected to reopen this weekend, right up until Thursday. Renovation works are complete, and security checks, but some ‘administrative procedures’ are still outstanding reports La Depeche. The opening date is expected to be announced today. More later. Photo Arlberg Classic

    Arlberg Tunnel Reopens + Now Puymorens Too

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