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Cross Channel Migrant Rickshaw Service

many migrants make cross channel rickshaws work
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There are thousands of migrants camped along the other side of the English Channel, living in squalid conditions and they all want only one thing: to escape from the misery of France for a new life in the UK.

I believe this is entirely possible, if they would all agree to set up and operate an alternative service to that of the Channel Tunnel trains.

There is a perfectly good service corridor between the two main train tubes in the tunnel, running the entire length of the 50km journey. The service corridor is substantial, and could easily accommodate a continuous train of rickshaws, travelling in both directions.

Willing migrants would contract to set up and operate the service in exchange for an eventual permit to remain in the UK, provided they maintained a safe, reliable service for a 3 minimum year period. Secure accommodation etc would be provided, but not permanent UK residency until proof of contract was satisfied.

The migrants would build, maintain and own their own rickshaws and compete with the train companies for passengers as a proper, well operated business. They would need to provide food and entertainment during the journey, along with toilet breaks etc, to convince and entice passengers to use their service instead of the rival Eurotrains. How could it possibly go wrong? ha!

xenzag, Jan 30 2016

Cross section diagram of Channel Tunnel http://www.eurotunn...ChannelTunnelUK.jpg
note - amount of side by side space in central service corridor tunnel [xenzag, Jan 30 2016]

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       Why a "continuous train of rickshaws" instead of a group of them at a time? After all, sometimes service vehicles need that tunnel, to deal with issues in the main train tunnels.
Vernon, Jan 30 2016
  

       This is opressive, discriminatory, humiliating, offensive, deeply wrong and unfair if not downright evil.   

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       NB the french should be excluded. Not wanted here ...
8th of 7, Jan 30 2016
  

       Escaping from The French provides the incentive to make the idea a runaway success.
xenzag, Jan 30 2016
  

       //There are thousands of migrants camped along the other side of the English Channel, living in squalid conditions and they all want only one thing: to escape from the misery of France for a new life in the UK.//   

       That has been true for several centuries.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 30 2016
  

       // camped ... squalid conditions ... misery //   

       Sp. "Paris"
8th of 7, Jan 30 2016
  

       What [theircompetitor] is going to say.
Voice, Jan 30 2016
  

       //escape from the misery of France for a new life in the UK. I believe this is entirely possible   

       Does not compute!   

       div 0 !! etc.   

       Presumably they have never been in England before?
not_morrison_rm, Feb 01 2016
  

       Basic Physics: You can't have two black holes in that close of proximity. They would inevitably devour eachother and combine. This is why Wales and Scotland must be buffered from France, and why a Trump / Cruz ticket would be impossible.
RayfordSteele, Feb 01 2016
  

       What [Voice] said previously.
blissmiss, Feb 01 2016
  
      
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