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Rail protests expected throughout the day

Rail protests expected throughout the day Credit: Granada Reports

The RMT rail union is calling for action against fare increases and driver only operated trains. Campaigners will gather at stations throughout the North west throughtout the day to protest over threat to jobs, fares and services. They also want ticket offices kept open and stations staffed on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express routes.

VIDEO: Safety warning after drunk falls under train

Network Rail say a drunken passenger is lucky to be alive after falling under the wheels of a moving train at Piccadilly Station in Manchester.

The man was filmed leaning against a moving carriage.

This footage from Network Rail shows him losing his balance and falling into the gap between the platform and train.

The incident is being used as part of a new safety campaign urging travellers to take extra care at busy stations.

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Network Rail: HS2 a 'game-changer' for rail travel

Unprecedented growth in the last ten years has seen passenger journeys grow by 50 per cent to almost 1.5bn a year and that number is set to continue to grow. More people use the railways today than at any time since the Second World War, on a network half the size it was then ...

This is a rare chance to stop playing catch-up on capacity.

– David Higgins, chief executive, network rail

He added that Network Rail was already planning to ensure that HS2 would integrate with the existing network with as little disruption as possible.