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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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VIDEO: Crossrail completed tunnels

A 360 degree view of the completed Crossrail tunnels, filmed from one of Crossrail’s construction locomotives as it journeyed from Stepney Green cavern to Farringdon. (c) CROSSRAIL



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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 02/09/2015 22:24

    I like how the Crossrail project is getting on with the tunneling completed which means new tracks to be laid, new signalling to be installed, new overhead wires and overhead equipment to be erected and Crossrail to order brand new trains in 2017 before operating the full service in late 2018.

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