German bratwurst and Hugo Boss suits are set to vie with croissants, camembert and other French staples in shops at London’s Channel Tunnel terminus as the station prepares for direct trains from Cologne and Frankfurt.
Go-Ahead Group Plc won a contract to operate an expanded London rail franchise that will be Britain’s biggest ever with more than 280 million commuter journeys a year, sending its shares to their sharpest gain since 2008.
The Channel Tunnel, devoid of passengers at night since opening in 1994, is seeking an influx of mail trains as flight curbs at European airports crimp cargo flows, opening the market for millions of next-day deliveries.
Francois Hollande, the Socialist candidate in France’s presidential election who called finance his “greatest adversary,” tried to calm market concerns about him, saying in London that he should not be feared.
When the Francis Crick Institute opens next to London’s St. Pancras station in 2015, Nobelist Paul Nurse expects its labs won’t only grow bacteria, mold or stem cells. They will also grow science talent.