Routing across the English Channel (Channel Tunnel and ferry to France and Jersey CI)
Channel Tunnel route is not known
If I plan a route from Oxford (England) to Disneyland Paris I prefer to drive and go via the Channel Tunnel. Even if I ask for alternative routes, none of them uses the Channel Tunnel.
When I zoom in the map to show just Dover and Calais, there is a white area which seems to cut off the Channel Tunnel. Whilst the ferry route from Poole to Cherbourg is fully blue with no white zone.
This is also true if I want to drive to Dunkirk, the routes (even the alternative ones) do not show the tunnel nor the Dover to Calais ferry routes.
If I plan a route from Oxford (England) to anywhere in Jersey (Channel Islands) the route uses 2 ferries and a drive across France:
- Drive: Oxford to Poole
- Ferry: Poole to Cherbourg
- Drive: Cherbourg to Carteret
- Ferry: Carteret to Gorey in Jersey (there is no car ferry to Gorey)
However, before I had installed all of the France maps, the routing was slightly better, i.e.:
- Drive: Oxford to Portsmouth
- Ferry: Portsmouth to Guernsey
- Ferry: Guernsey to Jersey
I think the problem with the above routes is that the "Ferry Connections Europe" map may not have all of the ferry or tunnel routes defined, therefore it may be a quick solution to add all ferry and tunnel routes and release a new version of the Ferry Connections Europe which is supposed to be easier in the new v2.
By the way, I have the following maps installed:
- Ferry Connections Europe
- France (all)
- Great Britain and Ireland (all)