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Eurostar: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL12323, tabled on 19 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding support to Eurostar following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on passenger numbers.

Answered on

27 January 2021

I am aware the international rail sector, as with other sectors, continues to face significant challenges in terms of passenger demand.

Ministers and officials, working with other Government Departments, have engaged very regularly with Eurostar since March 2020 in relation to their financial situation. This has included supporting the company to access support schemes, where eligible and appropriate, as part of the unprecedented package of financial support for businesses that has been made available by the Chancellor.

As is the case with businesses in other sectors, officials continue to engage very closely with Eurostar as we support the safe restart and recovery of international travel.