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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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Additional trains for Championship final

Additional trains for Championship final

East Midlands Trains is providing extra Sheffield-London St Pancras services tomorrow (May 28), for football fans attending the Championship play-off final match at Wembley between Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City.

More trains will run during the morning and evening, with the last departure to Sheffield at 2140. The trains will also have additional carriages to accommodate the high volume of travellers.

For more information and travel times, visit

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 27/05/2016 15:00

    Well good luck to Sheffield Wednesday in the playoffs final.

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