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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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New entrance for Bank station

A new entrance hall is being built to help reduce passenger congestion at London Underground’s Bank station.

Located near Walbrook Square, the entrance will have two additional lifts, four escalators and a new ticket hall. Passenger tunnels are also being constructed to create step-free access from the platforms to the entrance hall.

The Waterloo & City line subway is closed until August 2016 to enable the work to take place. Passengers are advised to use the Northern ticket hall and Central Line platforms to swap from Waterloo & City services to the Docklands Light Railways and Northern.

Engineers from LU and Hochtief are carrying out the £57 million upgrade. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 12/11/2015 20:06

    Nice to see that a new entrance is to be built and to be opened in late 2017 to help reduce congestion at Bank station as its a very busy station in Central London.

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