Migrants rejected at Germany are now gathering in nearby Linz Station where they can enjoy cheap food and booze, warm passenger lounges and free wifi before they plan their next move to cross the borders into Britain.
But now it has been dubbed the “Terminus of fear” because women have claimed they are subjected to sickening assaults which echo the New Year’s Eve Cologne sex attacks.
The rowdy men are said to fight amongst each other, fall and vomit while toileting in the bushes outside the station entrance.
One woman fumed “how dare they make my station a place of fear?”
Describing the migrants as “predators”, she went on: “Come here at night? I would rather order a taxi straight to hell.
“What”s it like? It is terrible. Fearful. I would say shameful. They are predators, they are drunk and they are all over the place.
“ I hate what they have turned this into. I am a decent person, I am not a Nazi, not a hater of people. But they have no right to behave the way they do in my city. Or anywhere.
“How dare they make my station a place of fear.”
A 16-year-old added: “Come down here at night? You must be joking. We have heard how women have to be escorted on to trains, how migrants are raping people. “I don”t want that to happen to me.”
Police officials have described the men as North African citizens from countries including Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.
The father of a 16-year-old girl has also written a concerned letter to the local governor Josef Puehringer.
He wrote: “My daughter is 16 and is terrified when she has to come through Linz train station in the evening.
“As a result, we have now arranged a travel group with other parents. My wife and I went to see it for ourselves. We travelled the same route that our daughter did and we found out that it was even worse than she described.
“There was not a policeman in sight and in a country like Austria it cannot be the case that our children are scared going to and from work.”
Police have now stepped up their presence at the station.
Police Oberrat David Furtner, an engaging senior officer, said: “I think we can say that the situation is quiet now thanks the massive police presence in the station.
“It is true that in the past few weeks there have been problems with a group of, largely, North African men.
“There have been between 40 and 50 of them at any one time, aged between 18 and 30.”
He said there had been cases ranging from sexual harassment to public drunkenness and drug taking.
Mr Furtner added: “Most of the suspects, we have to say, are severely drunken. Three Red Cross workers were attacked by some of them at their nearby post in January and needed hospital treatment. They will not operate now without a permanent police presence.”
He said lessons had been learnt since the attacks in the German city.