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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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VIDEO: London Midland service on Norton Bridge rail formation

Watch the video below of a London Midland service using the new rail formation at Norton Bridge.

A London Midland Crewe-Euston service uses new Norton Bridge formation on its first day since commission, March 29 2016. PAUL STEPHEN

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 02/04/2016 02:32

    What about Colton Junction on the East Coast Main Line southeast of York. What about improving that junction by building a new flyover to relieve congestion and the new flyover would be used as a Northbound incline as VTEC trains that are heading north from London and trains that use the North Pennine lines from Harrogate, Leeds and Manchester towards York would see Colton Junction improved with a new flyover being built for ECML.

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