Close Close

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?

View the poll

DRS takes over Norwich

Five Direct Rail Services locomotives were in and around Norwich station this afternoon (October 26).

In the Lower Yard, 57002 could be found stabled on a rake of railhead treatment train (RHTT) wagons. 

In platform 4, 37405 and 37425 Sir Robert McAlpine/Concrete Bob were top and tailing the 1455 to Lowestoft.

Then, 57008 and 57306 arrived light locomotive from Norwich Crown Point, having hauled DRS Mk 2f Standard Open (TSO) 6046 from Willesden earlier in the day.