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Police appeal after woman molested on train

Police have released this CCTV image of a man they wish to trace. Credit: British Transport Police

The British Transport Police are trying to trace a man after a woman was inappropriately touched on a train from Birmingham to Euston. The incident happened on Saturday 30 June.

The police say the 34-year-old woman was left extremely traumatised by the incident.

Train 'out of control for 3 miles'

A runaway commuter train overshot a station by two-and-a-half miles because it did not have any sand on board to help with braking in poor weather conditions.

The 6.45am Southeastern service from Charing Cross to Hastings overran Stonegate station in East Sussex by 2.43 miles (3.91km) on November 8, 2010, just after 8am, despite the driver applying emergency braking, Maidstone Crown Court was told today.

Prosecutor Richard Evans said: "Effectively, the train was out of control for 3.2 miles from when braking started to when the train stopped."

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Train passengers could face hefty fare rise in 2013

The Transport Secretary Justine Greening has admitted that train fares could rise by inflation plus 3% next January. Regulated fares are allowed to rise by 3% above the Retail Price Index inflation figure and Ms Greening indicated the extra money would be needed to stabiliise the rail industry.

This year, the rise was reduced to just 1% above RPI inflation but Ms Greening said there was no guarantee that the money could be found to allow a similar limit in 2013.

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