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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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First homes built above Crossrail

The first homes to be constructed above a new Crossrail station have been completed by Berkeley Homes in Woolwich.

More than a thousand homes will be constructed above the new Crossrail station in Woolwich, as part of two separate developments at Royal Arsenal Riverside.

  • For more on this story, read RAIL 782, published on September 2.


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