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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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Goodwin primed for top TPE role

FirstGroup has appointed Leo Goodwin as Managing Director Designate for the new TransPennine Express franchise that starts on April 1.

Goodwin joined FirstGroup in 1998, initially at First Great Western in a series of management roles. After FirstGroup bid for TPE in 2003 he moved north and was later appointed commercial director. In 2013 he moved to become commercial director at First Rail Division.

  • For more on this, read RAIL 792, published on January 20.


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