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Old 07.03.2007, 15:24
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Border Crossing (France)

Hello again.
I was transiting through Switzerland on Monday night, Started my journey in Chiasso, and made my way through the Gotthard tunnel. No problems there at all, enjoyed the journey with my young son,in the usual 'construction lorry'.
Anyway, when I got to Basel, I tried to take the exit towards the French side.As I got to the St.Johaan tunnel,there were a lot of roadworks going on.I missed the sigh for the Freight / Unladen Vehicle exit, via the Truck border crossing. The road then took me on to the crossing point for Cars etc. The strange thing here was, this crossing was unmanned, and there was not a single guard in sight.Of course, I drove straight through, and was in France,without any blue lights following at all.Does anyone know if this post left un-manned at certain times?
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Old 07.03.2007, 15:45
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Re: Border Crossing (France)

It appears that that border crossing is only manned on the French side during business hours. I think about 6am to 6pm but I am not 100% sure about that.
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It appears that that border crossing is only manned on the French side during business hours. I think about 6am to 6pm but I am not 100% sure about that.
I agree, and I think that what they do is totally daft... What's the point of a border check if it's only manned during official hours?
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Old 08.03.2007, 11:31
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Re: Border Crossing (France)

If that's the border I'm thinking of, they often watch cars crossing from a large hospital on the Swiss side. They sit with binoculars and take note of what's happening, and send the Grenzwache (spelling?) out to stop anyone that looked suspicious when crossing.

Were there allotments and a BP station immediately before the crossing on the Swiss side?
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