Rail unions are demanding an investigation after reports that rat droppings were found on a train travelling on the East Coast Mainline.
The RMT has warned passengers and staff of a "major hygiene issue" after droppings were found in a food preparation and kitchen area.
Virgin Trains East Coast says it was an isolated incident caused by a supplier and the area was cleaned before being put back into use.
Quote Message: It is frankly appalling that Virgin Trains East Coast have allowed this rodent scandal to fester on their trains regardless of the risks to staff and passengers alike from the exposure to these droppings and the obvious health consequences. from Mick Cash RMT General Secretary