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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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Wakefield Westgate gets live bus service updates

A real-time bus information display board has been installed at Wakefield Westgate station, to assist rail passengers with their onward journeys.

Travellers can use the display to find out current departure times of local bus services. An electronic map also shows the nearest bus stops to the station and how to get to them.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has installed the display board as part of its Transport Hub scheme. The aim is to develop a joined-up transport network across West Yorkshire that is simpler for passengers to use.

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  • G Barber - 22/10/2015 07:27

    WOW If a CITY gets this it is news !!!! The sleepy TOWN of Cleethorpes has TV screens displaying bus departures !!! It is funded and operated by North East Lincolnshire Council and has been operational for at LEAST a couple of years.

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