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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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‘800’ #trainbow marks summer of Pride

Great Western Railway 800008 was branded #trainbow on June 7, as the operator celebrated the summer of Pride. Events will take place across the west of England and South Wales. The ‘800’ was launched at London Paddington, in an event attended by representatives from Pride Cymru, Reading and Bristol Pride, as well as from PinkNews, who travelled to Cardiff for their annual PinkNews Summer Reception (the first time the event has been held outside of London). 

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 15/06/2018 02:31

    Good on GWR.

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