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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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PICTURES: Crossrail project takes shape

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan makes first station to station journey from Custom House to Canary Wharf, and views completed permanent track in east London. Crossrail says 75% of the project has now been delivered, and half of the permanent track on the line has now been laid.

  • For more on this story, read RAIL 809, published on September 14.