Rail union to hold protest at Waverley

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RAIL union RMT is to hold a rally at Waverley station on Thursday morning as part of its fight to keep the East Coast Main Line in public hands.

The UK Government announced last month that it would seek to put the line back in the hands of a private ­company by 2015.

Rail Minister Simon Burns said the move would benefit passengers and taxpayers.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “On Thursday, we will continue to fight not only to keep the East Coast in ­public ownership but to ­re-nationalise the entire ­network, ending the great rail rip-off once and for all.”