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David Hirst reports on a day of protests by rail campaigners across our region to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Report - which spelled the end for thousands of stations and hundreds of branch lines.
Tosh McDonald is vice-president of the ASLEF union and he too was in Doncaster this morning, where he said railways were were in danger of becoming too expensive for commuters to use.
Dave Collinson is the regional organiser of the RMT Union and had this to say at a demonstration at Doncaster railway station.
Members of the RMT Union made their feelings known at a number of railway stations in the region today - they were joined at Doncaster this morning by the vice-president of the Union ASLEF who said commuters were now having to fork out up to 20 per cent of their income for rail fares to work.
Rail campaigners have been marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Beeching Report by holding protests at over 35 stations throughout the UK against planned new cuts to services and staff.
The protests have been organised by the TUC and rail union's Action for Rail campaign, who say they highlight how rail firms are asking passengers to pay ever-increasing fares in return for slimmed-down services. Action has been taken at Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Scarborough and Sheffield
George McManus is the chair of the Minsters Rail Campaign and he says the York to Hull line is a "missing link" in the nation's rail network.
Geoff Drysdale lives in the old station master's house at Kiplingcotes - and would like to see the York to Hull line re-instated.
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Protests are being held in the region today - 50 years since the Beeching Review which led to the closure of railway lines and stations