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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Senior Rail Planning Consultant

  • Job added:   24 December 2019
  • Salary:   £45000 - £60000/annum excellent benefits
  • Location:   Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • County:   Greater Manchester
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211427905
  • Company:   CV-Library
Senior Rail Planning Consultant, Manchester £45-60k


Our client are recruiting for a Senior Consultant to join their busy rail planning team based in Manchester. The rail planning team sits within our wider transport planning business and we are looking for an experienced transport planner/modeller with 5 to 10 years experience. Ideally you will have rail experience and be flexible and adaptable enough to support the various teams within the transport planning business as required.

Working for a consultancy, this role will involve working with clients both within and outside the rail industry, ranging from involvement in franchise bidding through to supporting third party rail scheme promoters. Our portfolio of work ranges from demand forecasting, to rail strategy development, scheme appraisal, market analysis, business impact and operational assessment. The use of standard rail industry tools such as PDFH (Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook), MOIRA and/or Railsys is something we are able to offer our clients, alongside more bespoke approaches to deliver solutions where appropriate.


As a Senior Consultant in the Rail Planning Team in Manchester, you will:

Mentor graduates, impart your wisdom and check tasks undertaken by your more junior colleagues;
The ability to handle the project management of smaller projects, including cost control and client liaison;
Have an analytical mind and background;
Knowledge and experience in transport modelling and forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals;
Knowledge and experience of modelling software packages such as SATURN, VISUM, CUBE and EMME.
Excellent spreadsheet skills
Have strong technical and report writing skills;
Knowledge and/or experience of rail planning and/or operational tools, including application of PDFH principles and WebTAG guidance will be an advantage.

Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE
A Degree or Master's degree or PhD in Transport Planning or related subject / discipline.

This is a great opportunity that our client is looking to fill quickly, so apply today online via the link below

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