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Delays cancellations and repairs fuelling rise in commuter violence at Britains train

Commuter frustration over cancelled services, delays and lengthy refurbishments has been blamed for a huge increase in violent incidents at railway stations across the country. It was the scene of a vicious attack on Sir Christopher Meyer, the former British ambassador, who was knocked unconscious by a teenager while boarding a train at Victoria tube station last year. London’s Victoria station was revealed to be the most dangerous in the UK, with 250 violent incidents reported to police by passengers over the past 12 months. Figures obtained under Freedom of Information revealed that some of Britain’s busiest stations have seen incidents almost double over the past four years. Stratford, Liverpool… read more