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Pages 16 and 17 of the December 2014 issue of Railnews were given over to a feature celebrating twenty years of Eurostar, the cross-Channel passenger rail service.

'Railnews', Dec 2014, 20 years of Eurostar (extract)

The feature claimed that Eurostar chairman Guillaume Pepy had said the Channel Tunnel traffic forecasts had been talked up in order to gain political support for the project. (Although the tunnel itself was funded by private investors, the government ended up putting several billion pounds into railfreight facilities, Eurostar, and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.)

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Written by beleben

December 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

Posted in HS1, HS2, Politics

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