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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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Freight fleets star at Nene Valley Railway diesel gala

Locomotives supplied by DCRail, DB Cargo UK, GB Railfreight and UK Rail Leasing starred at the Nene Valley Railway diesel gala on April 8-10.

Examples of Class 31 (DCR), Class 60 (DB), '66/7' (GBRf) and '56' (UKRL) attended the event alongside other visitors including two Class 47s, a '50' and the prototype High Speed Train power car. A preserved Class 56 also attended the gala.