Beeching review: 50 years on

Protests are being held today to co-incide with the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Review which led to a radical shake-up of our railways

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Rail protest at local stations

Members of the RMT Union at Doncaster Station Credit: Calendar news

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.

Railway protests

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

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