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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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General Election: RIA urges no let-up in rail projects

The Railway Industry Association has pleaded for a minimum of disruption in rail work, as the UK heads into its third General Election in under five years.

The country is due to go to the polls on December 12, after MPs voted on October 29 to allow an early General Election.

Speaking on October 30, RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan said the organisation had “worked hard over the last two years under the present Parliament to shine a light on rail policy, and to campaign where we think improvement is needed”.

  • For the FULL story, read RAIL 891, published on November 6, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from November 2.

 

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