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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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East Coast 91111 - For The Fallen

To mark the contribution of, and the lives lost by, regiments up and down the East Coast route during the First World War, train operator East Coast has unveiled a Class 91 locomotive in a specially created wrap by designer Paul Gentleman. The new look for the locomotive, 91111, was first unveiled at a ceremony at Newcastle station on October 14, followed a few weeks later by another event at Leeds station on October 27, and a longer ceremony at London King’s Cross station on November 7. Further events are planned in the coming weeks.