Cabbies encounter exhausted travellers
ASHFORD taxi drivers have ferried countless distressed passengers who were stranded during this week’s snow.
Passengers picked up at Ashford International Station have told them of two-hour journeys across the Channel stretching to as long as 12 because of the weather chaos.
Sue Whybrow, of the Ashford Independent Taxi Drivers, said: “My colleagues and I picked up both French and Belgian people trying to get home and British people returning after horrendous journeys.”
Mrs Whybrow had, on Sunday, picked up a family from Wales with three young children who had struggled to get from Disneyland Paris to Ashford International Station.
She said: “At Disneyland they were warned of train problems and were told to go straight to the train station and they were among thousands stranded there.
“This family had to take the train to Calais, then a ferry to Dover and then a train to Ashford International.
“When I met them the children were freezing.
“The eldest was no more than five or six.
“They had left Disneyland at about 10am on Sunday and it took them 12 hours to get to Ashford.
“It should usually just take a couple of hours on Eurostar.
“I took them to the Ashford International Hotel where they had a hire car so they could eventually drive home to Wales.”
Taxi driver Sue Whybrow, who has some travel horror stories to tell