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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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MP leads rallying cry for Leeds tram-trains

Calls have been made for tram-trains to serve the Leeds City Region.

Leeds North West MP and All-Party Light Rail Group Chairman Greg Mulholland called for the trains following the cancellation by the Department for Transport of the Leeds NGT trolleybus scheme (RAIL 801).

Mulholland said discussions were needed on the development of a modern transport system for the region and for West Yorkshire, using tram-train technology as its basis.

  • For more details, read RAIL 802, published on June 8.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 26/05/2016 23:23

    Could be good for Leeds to have Tram-train and also it would link Leeds City Centre with Leeds-Bradford International Airport and to Bradford City Centre.

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