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Protest over 6% rail fare rise

Rail unions have been protesting over government plans to increase rail fares by 3% above inflation in January.

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Protests at Newcastle's Central Station

RMT members gather to voice concerns over proposed rise it ticket prices Credit: ITV

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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