TUC protest against rail cuts at Birmingham station

Rail campaigners are protesting against railway cost-cutting on the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Report.

In Birmingham, protest leaflets were handed out outside Birmingham New Street station.

Commuters are given protest leaflets entitled "Your rail services under attack" in Birmingham. Credit: Press Association

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Beeching rail protests

Rail campaigners are marking the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Report today by staging protests against cost-cutting. The report, published in 1963, led to a savage axing of train routes and stations.