Anger Over 'Massive' Train Fare Hikes

There are protests at railway stations across the country, including Waverley, Glasgow Central and Queen Street - over hikes in train fares.

Unions, transport campaigners and rail passenger groups are warning some fares could jump by 11 per cent from the New Year.

Bob Crow, leader of the Rail Maritime and Transport union, said passengers will be "rightly angry" when they find out the full extent of inflation-busting fare increases imposed on them by Government "diktat".

Unions also warned that up to 20,000 jobs in the rail industry are at risk under cost-cutting proposals, which will hit station staff, guards, catering and ticket offices.