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At the Port of Dover, lengthy queues of traffic have already began constructing after P&O Dover-Calais companies stay suspended through the Easter getaway weekend. While passengers at airports, ferry terminals, and railway stations have been left ready for hours in lengthy queues.

Millions of drivers are anticipated to hit the roads in the present day on Good Friday in what’s predicted to be the busiest travel day of the Easter weekend.

This all comes at a time when drivers face hefty gasoline payments and provides of petrol and diesel at filling stations in some areas of the nation are working at round half their normal stage as the UK’s travel community comes underneath stress.

Rod Dennis from the RAC suggested drivers to set off early as he warned roads would get busier in direction of the center of the day.

He informed the BBC’s Today programme: “Expect your journey, particularly for those who’re going any distance, to take longer than it usually would.

“It’s very possible this weekend could turn out to be one of the busiest for leisure journeys for many years.”

Many travellers reported hour-long waits at Manchester and Birmingham airports, while dozens of British Airways and easyJet flights were cancelled at Heathrow.

READ MORE: Easter travel chaos latest: Queues form at St. Pancras for Eurostar

No trains will run in or out of Euston station in London until the end of Monday.

Trains to the West Midlands, northwest England and parts of Scotland will instead begin their journey from Milton Keynes Central.

There will also be no Southern services to and from London Victoria all weekend and no direct trains from London to Stansted Airport.

Parts of the railway between Birmingham International station and Coventry will also be closed, as will lines around Crewe station.

Dover-Calais sailings by P&O Ferries were suspended as of Thursday night, which sparked caused queues of lorries forming on roads approaching the Port of Dover, nearly a month after the company sacked 800 workers without notice.

Newly-married couple Ashley Griffiths-Beamon, 33, and his husband Damian Griffiths-Beamon, 36, told how the Easter weekend travel disruption has ruined their honeymoon plans after they missed their ferry amid long queues in Dover.

They got married on Thursday and were due to travel to Belgium to celebrate their honeymoon.

Ashley Griffiths-Beamon said: ”I’m upset and frustrated.

“We had beautiful plans for in the present day which have now been ruined.

“The delays will influence our plans in the present day for our day in Bruges which is a disgrace as we have now each been wanting ahead to visiting the town,” he added.

DFDS initially advised customers on Friday morning to arrive at least 90 minutes before their departure time, adding that it is “anticipating a busy day via the Port of Dover”.

It later up to date this steering, encouraging passengers to permit at the least two hours.

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