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?
Was Banksy‘s work that was removed by London Underground staff artwork or graffiti:
- Artwork = 33.2%
- Graffiti = 66.8%
Do you feel safe travelling by rail (only if necessary) under the current guidelines?
- Yes = 57.3%
- No = 30.2%
- Unsure = 12.4%
Do you think the public will choose to travel less, even once the restrictions are lifted?
Do you agree with Driver Only Operation on railways?
Is London Underground right to scrap ‘ladies and gentlemen’ in favour of making announcements gender-neutral?
- Yes = 12.4%
- No = 65.1%
- It doesn't matter = 22.5%
Should the correct term be 'train station' or 'railway station'?
- Train station = 8.8%
- Railway station = 78.4%
- It doesn't make a difference = 12.8%
Do Train Operating Companies provide enough accurate information for your journey?
Which result in the EU Referendum do you think would be best for the UK rail industry?
- Remain = 54.3%
- Leave = 41.1%
- Don't know = 4.6%
To mark the 35th anniversary of RAIL, and the 800th edition of the magazine, we want to know how long you have read us.
- 0-5 years = 21.7%
- 6-10 years = 11.5%
- 11-15 years = 7.9%
- 16-20 years = 8.6%
- 21-25 years = 7.6%
- 26-30 years = 9.1%
- 31-35 years = 33.7%