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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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Routes into Rail to showcase career opportunities

With increased demand for skilled workers in the rail industry, a new online platform seeks to showcase the wide range of careers available in the sector.

The Routes into Rail website launched today with more than 700 vacancies from across the railway - including engineers, data analysts, project managers and customer service assistants.

Routes into Rail is also intended to support the sector’s objectives to increase the diversity of the workforce, by reaching out to all communities and disadvantaged groups.

The website is co-ordinated by the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) and is funded by Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, Amey, Porterbrook, the Railway Industry Association, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and VolkerWessels.

Visit for more information and to start using Routes into Rail.

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