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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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Extra trains for Great Yarmouth

Four additional trains will run between Norwich and Great Yarmouth on Mondays and Fridays.

The trains will start running on July 20, and will finish on September 4. They will leave Norwich at 0906, 1025, 1318 and 1425, returning at 0952, 1112, 1353 and 1542.

Abellio Greater Anglia is operating the additional trains to cater for the number of holidaymakers travelling to the seaside resort.

  • For more on this story, see RAIL 780 published on August 5 2015

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 17/07/2015 15:07

    Also some of the cascaded Class 170's that have been used on FTPE, Scotrail and Crosscountry could also be used to operate between Norwich & Great Yarmouth and Sheringham.

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