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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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Javelin operates Remembrance train

Southeastern Class 395 Javelin 395015 will run a charity service on November 7, ahead of Remembrance Sunday, to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

The commemorative train will run from London Victoria through Kent and East Sussex to Eastbourne, in a commemorative livery. This is the second year running that one of Southeastern’s trains has been used to raise money in this way, after 395014 was used last year.

Tickets for the journey are now on sale, and memorabilia will be sold on the train. All money raised will go to the RBL.

 

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 12/09/2015 10:15

    Nice to see that Southeastern Javelin 395014 wearing a poppy livery for Royal British Legion on November 7th this year. Can't wait to see it.

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  • Cameron - 23/09/2015 16:37

    How much is it

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