BOURNEMOUTH train station was deserted on Tuesday morning as rail workers began their strikes.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union confirmed strikes at Network Rail and 13 train operators would go ahead this week.

Bournemouth Echo:

The strikes are being held nationwide, as well as on the London Underground, as the RMT claims rail companies have frozen many workers’ pay.

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It claims companies who operate trains make £300 million profit a year, companies who own the trains make £949 million a year and companies who repair the tracks make £235 million profit a year.

Bournemouth Echo:

The union has called for this money to be invested in protected jobs and services instead.

And Bournemouth Train Station was closed, with no passenger trains travelling through Dorset.