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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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Boxing Day trains on Merseyside

Merseyrail will run trains on parts of its network on Boxing Day. It will be the first time the train operating company has run trains on December 26, and is aimed at transporting people to and from post-Christmas sales.

Trains will run every 30 minutes and call at a selected number of stations on the network. They start running at 0900 and the last ones leave Liverpool city centre around 1830. All will be six-car formations. 

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 13/11/2015 14:57

    Liverpool will be buzzing with passengers over the Christmas period.

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