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A rape took place almost once a week on Britain's rail network last year “ including at least two gang rapes and eight attacks on children.
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A woman flew into a rage and pushed a train manager so hard he fell backwards from a platform into a train.

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Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused at a popular north-east heritage site after it was targeted by thieves.

Royal Deeside Railway, an award-winning Victorian station preservation complex, said the break-in and theft of tools and broken windows totalled up to £3,000.

The damage was discovered by staff on Sunday morning at the site in Milton of Crathes, Banchory.
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A train between Aberdeen to Montrose was taken out of service after a traffic cone was thrown from a bridge.
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Services from Glasgow Central to Barrhead/Kilmarnock and Carlisle have all been affected.
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Yobs on a train caused mayhem at Gourock station which resulted in British Transport Police officers having to be deployed and delays for passengers.

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A recurring vandalism 'nightmare' has prompted calls for intervention from the area's councillor.

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Concerns have been voiced over the amount of rail crimes committed during the lockdown.
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People have been deliberately coughed or spat at or phlegm smeared on surfaces among 55 Covid-related crimes on Scotlands railways since March, British Transport Police (BTP) has revealed.
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Glasgow Central: Police cuts deeper than we thought. Its just as well he's up high and short-sighted people can't try and talk to him.
David Panton 22/06/2019

Scotland's children's commissioner has condemned ScotRail for installing a sound device to deter young people from gathering at a train station in South Lanarkshire.
Bruce Adamson said the device at Hamilton Central Station was a breach of children's rights.
ScotRail said it had taken the step as a result of anti-social behaviour.
It follows protests by the RMT union, who said staff were in fear after a 'surge in violence' at the station.
The electronic device, often referred to as a 'mosquito', is used to deter loitering by emitting sound at high frequencies that is mostly heard by younger people.
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Hamilton Central: Trains for Dalmuir (left) and Larkhall meet at Hamilton Central in March 2006.
John Furnevel 17/03/2006


Hamilton Central: The new pedestrian bridge under construction at Hamilton Central in January 2017. The old footbridge can be see in the background.
Colin McDonald 27/01/2017


Hamilton Central: Scene at Hamilton Central on 15 February 2008.
Bill Roberton 15/02/2008

Staff at Hamilton Centrals Railway station are to be provided with body-worn CCTV cameras after they dubbed it the worst in Scotland because of teenage gangs.

Trade Unions, the British Transport Police and politicians attended an emergency round-table summit to discuss the anti-social behaviour.


It was organised by Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP Christina McKelvie on Tuesday after staff demonstrated outside the station in a bid to get management to sit up and recognise the situation, which they described as scandalous.

James Ledgerwood, head of economic development at the ScotRail Alliance, said: The safety of our staff and customers is always our number one priority. The type of behaviour that we are seeing is totally unacceptable and is not just restricted to the railway station.
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Hamilton Central: 318 262 stands alongside classmate 318 252 at Hamilton Central on 16 June 2009.
John Steven 16/06/2009


Hamilton Central: The new pedestrian bridge under construction at Hamilton Central in January 2017. The old footbridge can be see in the background.
Colin McDonald 27/01/2017


Hamilton Central: Looking south east from the bus station towards Hamilton Central on 17 March 2006. Behind and above the station is Kemp Street, where the former Caledonian booking office and south side entrance (whic ...
John Furnevel 17/03/2006

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