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Canadian funds win Channel Tunnel link

A consortium of Canadian pension funds has won the auction to run the railway link between London and the Channel Tunnel for the next 30 years.

Channel tunnel rail link deal nets £2.1bn

A Canadian consortium today won the right to operate the High Speed 1 (HS1) Channel Tunnel rail link for the next 30 years in a deal worth £2.1 billion to the Government.

Travellers to France warned over protests

Half-term holidaymakers heading for France were today warned to expect widespread travel disruption due to continuing protests against French Government pension reforms.

German train put through Channel Tunnel test

German railway chiefs are today showing off a high-speed train of the sort they would like to run between Germany and London by the end of 2013.

Allianz in £2bn plan to buy Channel rail link

The German insurance giant Allianz is set to make a £2bn bid for the Channel Tunnel rail link, a prized piece of UK infrastructure that is expected to be privatised.

200mph trains included in £700m Eurostar investment

Channel Tunnel rail company Eurostar today announced a £700 million investment in 200mph new trains and refurbishment of existing rolling stock.

Tycoon in bid for rail line

The Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing's company Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) has emerged as one of the bidders vying to acquire High Speed 1, which runs the superfast 67-mile (108km) railway line from London to the Channel Tunnel.

Abu Dhabi to bid for High Speed 1

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is looking at bidding for the Channel Tunnel high-speed rail link.

How the booze cruise hit the Rocks

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Osborne confirms public asset sale plans

Plans to sell off a string of publicly owned assets to help plug the hole in Britain's finances have been confirmed.

Minister launches sale of high-speed rail link

The Government today signalled the start of the sale of High Speed 1 (HS1) - the 68-mile London to Folkestone Channel Tunnel rail link.

From wallabies to chipmunks, the exotic creatures thriving in the UK

It would be interesting to know what Beatrix Potter would have made of it. Dozens of exotic species, whose natural habitats range from the lower reaches of the Yangtze River to the steamy canopy of the Amazonian rainforest by way of the arid Australian Outback, are thriving in the temperate climes of the British countryside.

High speed sale of £2bn Chunnel link

The Government is to kickstart the sale of assets with the £2bn auction of the 108km Channel Tunnel Rail Link from London St Pancras International station to the Kent coast.

Eurotunnel snaps up rail freight operator for £31m

The operator of the Channel Tunnel is buying Britain's third-largest rail freight operator from the transport giant FirstGroup for £31m.

Business Secretary announces rescue plans for thousands stranded in air crisis

Royal Navy and merchant ships may form flotilla to spearhead repatriation
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