Feb 25, 2019

Eurostar owner allays Brexit chaos fears

The biggest shareholder in Eurostar has sought to allay fears that Brexit might hit - or even halt - the cross-Channel train service. Reports last week said the UK government feared passenger chaos. The Financial Times said a confidential assessment drawn up by the government warned of long queues at London's St Pancras International station, the main Eurostar terminal in the UK, if there was a no-deal Brexit. According to the FT, the government report feared there could be a 40-60% reduction in Eurostar services if there was no deal when Britain leaves the EU on 29 March. Last October, the government's regular contingency papers for a no-deal Brexit warned that Eurostar services could be suspended without specific agreements with France and Belgium.

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