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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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TfL to tweet travel alerts

Transport for London (TfL) and Twitter are piloting a new service alerting passengers of severe delays on London Underground and TfL rail services as soon as they occur.

The world-first service will allow anyone who follows a combination of four existing TfL Twitter feeds - London Overground, TfL Rail, Central Line and District Line - to opt in and receive instant notifications about severe disruption.

Previously passengers had to search through their Twitter timelines for the relevant tweets. Now they will receive a direct message. Timing of the messages can be tailored for when passengers travel.

 

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 16/06/2016 00:29

    Suppose it could be used for other passengers who use other tube lines and also used for DLR & TfL Rail (Elizabeth Line).

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