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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: GWR celebrates HM The Queen's birthday with special 'wrap' on High Speed Train

43027 sporting it's new livery at Reading working 1100 Penzance-London Paddington. ANDREW YOUNG.

A Great Western Railway Class 43 High Speed Train power car entered traffic on June 11 carrying a special wrap to mark HM The Queen’s 90th birthday.

The work was carried out at GWR’s Laira depot in Plymouth. It carries images of the flying flags of the Royal Standard and the Union.

Colin Page, Depot Manager of Laira said: “We are really pleased and honoured that one of our locomotives will be part of the Queen’s birthday celebrations. The guys at the depot have done a fantastic job of preparing the locomotive and the results speak for themselves. It looks fantastic.”

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 16/06/2016 00:15

    Very nice on what the GWR Class 43 power car is having its new livery for the Queen's 90th Birthday.

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