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Rail Industry responds to London First letter calling for Eurostar safeguards

Railway Industry Association

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The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the trade body for the rail supply community, has responded to an open letter from London First to the Government, calling for safeguards to be put in place for Eurostar services.

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “The Railway Industry Association, which represent rail businesses across the UK – including many of those within Eurostar’s supply chain – will be keen to see what can be done to ensure the cross-border rail line can continue to operate.

“Eurostar is a vital part of the country’s international connectivity, linking the UK with the continent. And it supports thousands of jobs and investment, right across the country. In such turbulent times, following the Coronavirus pandemic, it is vital that Eurostar has the certainty it needs, and rail suppliers have the confidence and certainty they need, to enable it to continue to deliver services, and support the wider UK economy, not just now during these difficult months but also for the future recovery.”

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