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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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The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club Scotland

2020 Dates

12 March 2020 - CANCELLED

11 June 2020 - CANCELLED

10 September 2020 - CANCELLED



The George Hotel
19-21 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 1251


Grand Central Hotel
99 Gordon Street
G1 3SF



Registration from 07.00
Full Scottish breakfast is served at 07.45
Guest speaker at 08.15
Followed by questions and a confidential discussion until 09.00
Networking until 10.00

Previous speakers include Bill Reeve, Rail Director, Transport Scotland, David Dickson Route Managing Director, Network Rail Scotland, Tom Norris, Group Operations and Alliancing Director, Abellio Group, Peter Strachan, MD, Caledonian Sleeper, Claire Mack, Director of Policy and Place, SCDI, Steve McMahon, Head of Rail Strategy & Funding, Transport Scotland and Iain Docherty, Professor of Public Policy and Governance, University of Glasgow.

Membership to the club is restricted in terms of numbers and type of company. If you would like to be considered for membership please email to [email protected] with information on your organisation and its role in the rail industry.

Download the membership form