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Eurostar stake to be sold by UK government to Patina Rail LLP

The UK government has announced that it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.

Under the deal, Patina Rail LLP will acquire the UK Treasury's entire share of the high-speed rail service.

The French and Belgian national railways continue to own the rest.

The BBC's transport correspondent Richard Westcott reports.

  • 04 Mar 2015
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