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Tangent magazine,

Tangent magazine: Eurostar Bailout: calls for market opening remedies which support on-rail competition

Taxpayer subsidiaries are expected to top over £10bn by the end of 2021. Nick Brooks, secretary general of Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), explained: “We believe that in this crisis all operators, at least in the same country, should be treated the same fair and equal way.”

 

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Railway Gazette,

Railway Gazette: Call for Eurostar trains to be made available to support on-rail competition

The ALLRAIL association of new entrants to the rail market has said any government support which might be offered to Eurostar during the coronavirus pandemic should be accompanied by conditions designed to facilitate cross-Channel competition.

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Brussels & London / Paris,

COVID-19: Yes to financial aid for Eurostar but STOP the SCRAPPING !!

At the end of last week, there were reports that the governments of the United Kingdom and France will provide COVID-19 financial aid to Eurostar, the only passenger rail operator between these two countries. If Eurostar is to be helped financially, then two things are a sheer must:

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Brussels & London / Paris,

COVID-19 : oui à une aide financière pour Eurostar Mais stop à la casse !

À la fin de la semaine dernière , la nouvelle a circulé que dans le cadre COVID-19, les gouvernements du Royaume-Uni et de la France aideraient financièrement Eurostar, l’unique opérateur ferroviaire voyageurs transmanche. Si Eurostar se doit d’être aidé financièrement, deux conditions sont indispensables:

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The Telegraph,

The Telegraph: Eurostar bailout should trigger more rail support, say operators

Allrail said: “Rail traffic between the two countries is run on a commercially driven open access business model. If the UK Government wants to give Covid-19 financial aid, then all other long distance open access passenger rail operators in the country  such as Hull Trains, must also be supported.”

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