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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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Work begins at Finsbury Park Tube station to improve access

Work to continue to upgrade Finsbury Park Underground station will begin on April 20 to include step-free access and a bigger station entrance.

Additional changes to the tube station will include new CCTV systems, customer information services and ticket machines.

During the period of construction work, the Wells Terrace entrance will be closed. Ticket barriers will be in operation at Station Place and Seven Sisters Road entrances in order to increase station security.

London Underground Director for Major Programme Sponsorship, David Hughes said: “Finsbury Park Underground station is a busy station which needs to be expanded and improved to cope with the increasing number of people who use the station.”

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  • Melvyn - 18/04/2015 20:39

    News in Evening Standard that closure of Well Terrace entrance has been put on hold but no proper explanation given .

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