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TSSA leads St Valentine's Day protest against soaring rail fares

14 February 2013

Anti high rail fare campaigners staged a St Valentine Day's protest against soaring commuter costs at over 30 stations during this morning's rush hour.

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TSSA leader Manuel Cortes and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett led the nationwide protests by handing out leaflets beneath the giant Lovers Statue at St Pancras in London urging commuters: "Love Trains-Hate Higher Fares."

They are heading an alliance of transport groups urging Ministers to end the annual inflation plus hike in rail fares which saw prices rise by 4.2 per cent in January.

"We have seen rail fares increase every January by more than inflation for the past ten years, " said the union leader."And they are going to go on rising above the cost of living until at least 2019.

"It is a scandal which we want to see ended now. We want commuters to pressure their MPs to stop this day light robbery."

There were similar protests at stations at Brighton, Exeter, Bristol, Chelmsford, Derby, Nottingham, York, Manchester Piccadilly, Lancaster, Middlesborough, and Edinburgh.


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