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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: Network Rail spring bank holiday improvement works

Over 9,000 members of Network Rail’s Orange Army will be working round-the-clock from May 28-30 to deliver vital elements of the company’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

A total of £30 million will be invested over three days to renew track, upgrade signalling systems and help boost the capacity of the network so more trains can run in future. The overwhelming majority of journeys will run as normal.

Watch the video below for more details of where the improvement works will be happening.

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