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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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Arriva confirms internet deal

Arriva UK Trains has signed a long-term framework deal with Icomera for internet provision.

Icomera already supplies Chiltern Railways and Grand Central (which are part of the Arriva stable), as well as 700 Arriva buses.

Collaborating with mobile network operator EE, the companies plan to improve the quality and coverage along the Chiltern Main Line. Once this is complete it will be rolled out across the company.

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  • FrankH - 14/04/2017 22:06

    Not being techy minded but doesn't a mobile phones 4g network coverage (mobile data) work in a train.

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