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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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Journey delays expected for Manchester football fans

Commuters and football fans travelling to Manchester today (October 28) are advised to allow themselves extra journey time due to two football matches in the area.

Manchester United and Manchester City will be playing at home for the Capital One Cup. The railways and roads will be much busier than usual, with 100,000 fans expected to travel into in the area.

Transport for Greater Manchester is working with transport operators to assist people with their journeys in the area. First TransPennine Express is strengthening their evening rail services from Manchester to York and Liverpool. Northern Rail is running additional replacement buses from Manchester Victoria through Farnworth.

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  • Tim Massey - 28/10/2015 20:38

    100,000 fans? That's at nearly 25,000 more than Old Trafford can hold.

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