First Black Saturday on European motorways quieter than in 2016

First Black Saturday on European motorways quieter than in 2016

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Holidaymakers who travel by car camps Saturday, with significant delays on the European highways. Still, it was slightly less crowded than last year around this time. That report, the ANWB and the traffic information service (VID).

On the European vakantiewegen was around lunchtime 1209 km file. Was half (610 km) in France.

Last year was the first black Saturday of the year at the peak 688 km stationary traffic on the French roads. This summer there will be three black Saturdays which is even busier.

The first files on the European routes were already around 4.00 pm, had reported to the traffic information service (VID), who defined it as “exceptionally early”. The service had around 9.00 hours in total, 326 km file in the direction of the south.


Black Saturday at the ANWB


In France, Saturday is the first ‘black Saturday’ in a series of four. For millions of French people begins the holiday, and many vacationers are again on the way home.

Most of the delay in France occurs on the Autoroute du Soleil (A7). It was at the height of 72 km file. On the A9 to the south and the A10/A63 Bordeaux was also about tens of kilometers still.

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Also in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, it was this morning fixed early, says the AA.

Already in the night from Friday to Saturday was a long traffic jam on the A2 in Switzerland, the gotthard tunnel in switzerland. There the waiting time is now over two hours to the south.

In the south of Germany are the holidays started and many people went directly on the path. Motorists on the A8 from Munich to Salzburg (Austria) are silent for the border crossing. In the north of Germany is mostly hit by recurring Scandinavians on the A7 between Hannover and Hamburg.


Traffic gotthard tunnel in Switzerland is blocked


In Austria, the pressure on the A10 to Villach and further adjacent to the A11 to Slovenia. In the tauern tunnel had traffic blokrijden’, where it in groups with a constant speed was passed. For the Karawankentunnel on the border with Slovenia is the waiting time in both directions for an hour.

In Italy there are long traffic jams leading to the Adriatic coast.

#Germany . #Austria #B179 fern pass to Reutte 1.5 hours extra. And -> German #A7 1 hour.


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09:36 – 29 July 2017

The netherlands

In the early morning there were also on the slip roads on the A4 motorway near Schiphol airport a few short files. The movement had to take into account with a delay of half an hour. These shorter files, however, were at noon resolved.

Can automoblisten other places in the country still have to deal with traffic jams due to a number of events. So goes the PrideWalk Saturday in Amsterdam and in Rotterdam starts the summer carnival. Rock band U2 also gives two concerts in the Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday and Sunday, while the A10 ring road West is closed for work. May movement a lot of files.

So immediately it begins the Amsterdam Pride 2017 with the PrideWalk to the Vondelpark. There? Please note: outer ring A10 West…


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08:39 – 29 July 2017

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