Rail staff from the RMT union protest outside Newcastle's Central Station over proposed rises in rail fares.
Rail companies are allowed to increase fares by inflation plus 3% on average, although some tickets may go up by more.The union also says government plans will see thousands of staff cut at stations and in trains.
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