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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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Caledonian Sleeper considers seven-day running

More routes and seven-day-a-week running could feature for Caledonian Sleeper in the future.

Managing Director Ryan Flaherty told RAIL that the company would look at opportunities for other routes, but that he was concentrating on “getting the Lowlander and Highlander up and running”. He said he would be very keen to talk to Transport Scotland about other routes, as well as about running trains on a Saturday.

“I doubt it would be 52 weeks a year on all routes, but maybe through the summer? We’d need to talk to Transport Scotland.”

  • For the FULL story, read RAIL 889, published on October 9, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from October 5.

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