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Rail companies have launched campaigns to recruit more women train drivers.

Southeastern, which serves London, Kent and East Sussex, said fewer than 5% of its drivers were women and it wants 40% of applicants to be women by 2021.

Its train services director Ellie Burrows said: "It's no longer the case that little boys play with toy trains and little girls play with dolls."

Greater Anglia described the railways as "male-dominated" and said fewer than 5% of its train drivers were women.

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