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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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LNER to run new Azumas to Lincoln

New Azumas will serve Lincoln on weekdays from October 21, as LNER extends its London King’s Cross-Newark Northgate services to the city.

An existing High Speed Train-operated peak-time service will continue, but it will be joined by four departures from the capital at 1006, 1206, 1406 and 1606. Southbound trains depart Lincoln at 1118, 1323, 1526 and 1714.

The existing 0730 Lincoln-London and 1906 return will remain HST-operated until later this year, when more new Hitachi Azumas are available.

A sixth daily weekday service will be introduced as part of the December timetable (leaving London at 0806 and returning at 2025), along with five additional Saturday services. Azumas will start serving Lincoln on weekends from December 7.

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 03/09/2019 01:13

    Well done LNER to introduce the Class 800 Azumas to Lincoln. They should also introduce new services such as Scarborough, Middlesbrough, Bradford Interchange, Perth, Inverness, Stirling, Aberdeen and Sunderland and with using the Class 800 Azumas.

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