‘Give us airline care’: Eurostar begs UK government for funds

By Mike Turner
18 Jan 2021

Eurostar, the majority French-owned train service between the UK and Europe, has asked the UK government for bailout loans. The request came as 28 senior businesspeople in the UK wrote an open letter warning that the rail service was fighting for its survival.

Eurostar, controlled by the French state railway operator SNCF, has suffered a 95% plunge in travel since European lockdowns began in March last year. 

“Without additional funding from government, there is a real risk to the survival of Eurostar, the green gateway to Europe, as the current situation is ...

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