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Who Takes the Eurostar? Almost No One, as the Pandemic Fuels a Rail Crisis

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PARIS — Earlier this month, David-Alexander Leduc rolled his suitcase down a nearly empty platform at the Gare du Nord train station and scanned his ticket at the turnstile to board the sole Eurostar leaving that day for London.Mr. Leduc used to shuttle regularly for business on one of at least 17 high-speed Eurostar trains that ran back and forth daily, morning to night, through the underwater Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France.He was lucky there was a train to take.“It’s constraining,” said Mr. Leduc, who lives in London and has cut back hopping over to France to …

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