Blake: Rail compensation must be more comprehensive

Blake: Rail compensation must be more comprehensive

Compensation for rail passengers affected by recent disruption was among the items discussed at a meeting of Transport for the North's Board today. The details can be found here

Speaking after today's meeting�Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority representative on the TfN Board, said:

��Today�s decision ensures some compensation will begin to flow to rail passengers as soon as possible but it is clear that what was on offer can only be a starting point and that the rail industry must come forward with a more comprehensive package which properly compensates passengers across the North of England. We must also ensure the rail companies foot their rightful share of this bill.

�Rail passengers have had to endure weeks of chaos and they deserve proper compensation for the disruption to their lives and businesses.�