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All change at top of rail firms as finance director leads Channel Tunnel running

Mark Bayley, the finance director of London & Continental Railways (LCR), is favourite to take over the top job at the Channel Tunnel high- speed rail link company.

Heathrow rail link a 'cynical ploy'

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Four candidates interviewed for Crossrail's chief executive post

First-round interviews for the chief executive to build Crossrail, the £16bn Heathrow-to-Essex transport link, took place on Friday. Four candidates are believed to have been interviewed, including Rob Holden, the chief executive at London & Continental Railways, which built the high-speed Channel Tunnel rail link.

BAA puts £230m in the pot for Crossrail project

BAA is to contribute £230m to the £15.9bn estimated cost of the Crossrail transport project due to be built in London by 2017, the airports operator said yesterday. In return, the company has been promised that Crossrail will provide at least four fast trains an hour for most of the day, connecting Heathrow Airport with central London, the City, Docklands and beyond.

Channel crossings: The Kent prep school that's attracting French boarders

It may look like a very British country boarding school, housed in a George Devey-designed Victorian mansion. But Northbourne Park in Kent is, according to headmaster Edward Balfour, a "mid-Manche school". Each year, it plucks three-dozen pupils from French schools in Paris, Marseille and Madrid, and sees them through the Sixième and Cinquième – Years 7 and 8 – alongside English pupils.

Channel crossings hit as French workers strike

Motorists and cross-Channel ferry operations faced disruption as a 24-hour strike by port control officers in northern France got under way today.

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Strike brings more misery to Eurostar

Eurostar services to and from Brussels and Lille will be cancelled today because of a strike by Belgian workers.

Eurostar train halted in Channel Tunnel

A passenger train from London to Paris was halted briefly in the undersea Channel Tunnel linking England and France because of a technical problem with the train, operator Eurostar said today.

Terror suspect released without charge

A 38-year-old man arrested under the Terrorism Act was released without charge today, police said.

Official: Tunnel services to be hit for months

Full Channel Tunnel services will take several months to resume following last week's fire, it was revealed today.

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