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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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London Assembly urges Thameslink services to be added to Tube map

Transport for London should add Thameslink to its Tube map because the latter is fully accessible to all passengers.

That’s the recommendation from the London Assembly Transport Committee, following the publication of a report stating that travel for disabled and older people is a lot harder across the capital owing to barriers in the existing system. These include inconsistencies in accessibility features and services provided across various transport modes.

The committee believes that adding Thameslink to the Tube map will raise awareness of the service, as well as opening up a significant part of the network for all.

Caroline Pidgeon MBE, acting chairman of the Transport Committee, said: “A simple move such as TfL putting the fully accessible Thameslink service on the Tube map is a quick win that would highlight a service that not many people know about.”

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  • Manchester Mike - 06/04/2020 15:15

    It's about bluddy time Thameslink was added back on the Tube Map!

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  • Vincent - 07/04/2020 08:17

    When is Kentish Town and Elephant & Castle gonna be step-free lol they are the only left on Thameslink in Central London not to have step-free access.

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