Protests over rail fare rises

Rail unions staged protests at stations across the region this morning urging commuters to complain about fare increases of up to 6 per cent in January.

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Rail unions hold protests over fares

Rail unions staged protests at stations across the region this morning urging commuters to complain about fare increases of up to six per cent in January. Campaigners say a succession of price hikes means some commuters are paying more than a third of their wages to travel to work.

Rail operators say the increases are necessary to improve the country's infrastructure.

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