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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 Technical Rail Officer - TRU Customer Experience

  • Job added:   12 November 2019
  • Salary:   £39331 - £48690/annum Excellent benefits
  • Location:   Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • County:   West Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   211160115
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our client is looking to appoint a Senior Technical Rail Officer to:

Act as Rail North Partnership's primary specialist in a role providing critical rail service technical support to the RNP Rail Management Team, Board and Partners in relation to analysing, selecting, contracting and implementing the passenger-service solution for the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade (TRU) works and interim and final outputs.

You will be expected to provide impactful strategic and policy input by building strong relationships, internally and externally and be able to influence, shape, challenge and contribute to the development and delivery of the RNP's input into TRU.

What our client is looking for:

The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert in rail operations and will possess significant experience and detailed knowledge of rolling stock, train planning and timetabling matters relating to service provisions including train length, frequency, capacity and passenger needs and expectations.

In addition, it is imperative you also have a strong understanding of traincrew training and resourcing in order to support business case development for short disruption planning, intermediate and end states of similar programmes.

With good commercial understanding, you will realise the impacts on possession plans and revenue for changes to train plans and will be able to identify, report on and manage risks or issues arising from a train service prospective.

As a confident communicator at senior level you will have the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders, partners and senior colleagues and the confidence to represent Transport for the North in a range of forums at regional level.

Candidates must possess a relevant degree or other post graduate qualification, or the relevant experience gained through experience, in addition to a professional qualification.

Provisional Interview Date: Monday 9th December 2019

In return, as well as a competitive salary, their other benefits include:

27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
Access to the local government pension scheme
Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
Access to TfN's Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year For more information on the role and the kind of person they are looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

Our client welcomes and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of their commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit

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