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In the papers today - Friday 30 March

The overcrowding crisis on the railways has worsened over the past year, official figures released yesterday show.
Passengers are also becoming increasingly disenchanted about the fares they pay to travel on such cramped trains, according to the statistics published by the Office of Rail Regulation - The Daily Telegraph Eurotunnel faces a class-action lawsuit from some of its shareholders after the Channel Tunnel operator axed their travel perks as part of its financial restructuring. Some 4,065 'foundation shareholders', who each invested at least £5,250 at 1987's float, are forming an action group to challenge what they claim is a breach of contract - The Daily TelegraphUS Steel has agreed to buy oil and gas pipes maker Lone Star Technologies, for $2.1bn (£1.1bn) in cash, joining the wave of consolidation sweeping the industry. The largest steelmaker in the US has been under pressure to expand following the $27bn (£13.8bn) takeover by Lakshmi Mittal's Mittal Steel of Arcelor to form Arcelor Mittal last year, as well as the acquisition of Anglo-Dutch Corus by Tata Steel of India for £6.7bn ($13.1bn) in January - The Financial Times

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