Protests over train fares set to take place across Yorkshire

Protests will take place at train stations across Yorkshire today after it was revealed fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages since the recession.

Rail unions will hand protest Christmas cards to commuters at stations including Doncaster, Leeds and Hull.

It comes as the TUC's Action for Rail campaigners revealed between 2008 and 2012 average rail fares increased by 26.6 per cent, with average wages rising by just 9.6 per cent over the same period.

The Association of Train Operating Companies announced a 3.9 per cent increase in average prices last week, with some fares set to rise by as much as 10 per cent from January.