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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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Heritage award plaque unveiled at Gleneagles

ScotRail, Network Rail and IDP Architects unveiled a plaque at Gleneagles on May 5, marking the winning of the Taylor Woodrow Partnership Award at the National Railway Heritage Awards for the redevelopment of the Scottish station. Some £7 million was spent upgrading the station, with money from the Scottish Government, Tactran, Railway Heritage Trust and Perth and Kinross Council. The work took place prior to the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament.

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