on rail staff are rocketing as employees bear the brunt of growing passenger
number of assaults, threats and insults staff received across the network
numbered more than 3,000 last year – an increase of 24 per cent over the
figures, compiled by the Rail Safety and Standards Board, show that of the
3,090 attacks last year, 1,989 were physical – up from 1,772 – and 883 verbal.
Crow, general secretary of the RMT union said: "Rail employers are failing
to take adequate steps to protect staff, especially when it might cost them