Alarm raised over the future of Eurostar

Published on January 19, 2021 - Duration: 01:45s

Alarm raised over the future of Eurostar

The head of France’s state rail company has sounded the alarm over the futureof Eurostar.

The cross-Channel train service has been hit badly by a lack oftravel during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the impact of Brexit.Passenger numbers on the service have been down by 95% since March and arecurrently believed to be less than 1% of pre-pandemic levels.

The warningcomes days after UK business leaders called for a Government rescue of theoperator as border closures enforced to stop the spread of the new Covid-19variant threaten to push the service towards the brink of collapse.


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International high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with France, Belgium and the Netherlands

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