Close Close

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?

View the poll

RAIB notches up ten years

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) celebrates its tenth anniversary today (October 17).

“The RAIB has come a long way in its first ten years,” said Acting Chief Inspector Simon French, who took over from founder Carolyn Griffiths in June.

“I am really proud of what we have achieved to date, the professionalism of the team, and our important contribution to making the UK’s railway among the safest in Europe.”

Comment as guest

Login  /  Register


No comments have been made yet.

RAIL is Britain's market leading modern railway magazine.

Download the app

Related content