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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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TfL transparency consultation draws to a close

Transport for London (TfL) is asking for final contributions to its consultation on transparency by March 8.

Customers and stakeholders are being invited to suggest information they would like to see made available. Responses will be used to create a Transparency Strategy that will be published in the summer.

TfL’s Transparency page allows access to a number of policy documents.

London’s Transport Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy said: “We want to make sure we are publishing what people want and in a way that they find helpful. I am grateful for all the feedback we have received so far.”

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