France: Eurostar may go bankrupt in the next few months


Due to the reduction in the number of passengers due to the coronavirus, without the help of a rescue plan, Eurostar may go bankrupt in the next few months. 


Since the pandemic began in the UK in March 2020, the number of passengers using the service has fallen by 95%. As travel restrictions have changed, the use of services connecting the UK to France, Brussels and Amsterdam has decreased. 


Christophe Fanichet, senior director of the French national railway company SNCF, said on Friday that the London-based company is in a “very critical” state after the collapse of travel between the UK and continental Europe. 


After British companies called on the British government to bail out London-based Eurostar, the company reiterated its need for support on Monday. Mr. Van Nichet added that the problem with Eurostar is that the British government sees it as France and France sees it as Britain, which means it is difficult to get bailout cash.


Archive image

 Eurostar said in a statement: “We are encouraged by the loans provided by the (UK) government to airlines, and we are again asking for this support to be extended to international high-speed rails that have been severely affected by the pandemic.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Bus Holiday Travel

Low cost bus travel from just €5

  Benefit from comfortable, low-cost European bus travel Jump on board one of our green buses and travel throughout Europe. Choose your route from our extensive network; with over 400,000 daily connections to over 2,500 destinations in 35 European countries, you really can explore Europe! Planning a backpacking trip in Europe? Want to go on […]

Read More
Covid-19 Portugal Social issues

Covid: Portugal has 90.3 cases per 100K inhabitants

  According to a joint announcement by the General Administration of Health (DGS) and INSA, Portugal has 90.3 SARS-CoV-2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and its transmission index (Rt) is 0.84.    As stated by official data, the incidence rate was 79.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the Rt was 0.80 when analyzed in mainland Portugal […]

Read More
Greece Italy Lifestyle

Is it true that Greeks invented Pizza before Italians?

  Historical evidence shows that the Greeks ate a flat bread called πλακούς (plakous), or “flat” bread, topped with olive oil, herbs, onions, cheese, and garlic, and baked in a tandoor.    Greek pizza adapted by the Romans who naturally adopted the idea of baking speckled bread in the oven after putting the ingredients of […]

Read More