West Yorkshire Rail Users Urged To Claim Timetable Chaos Compensation

24 September 2018

Responding to the extension of the compensation scheme for rail passengers affected by the May timetable disruption, Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said:

"While this extension is a positive step, compensation is only useful if it gets to the people who need it. Given the existing scheme has received less than half the applications expected, it is clear the rail industry needs to work much harder to make sure passengers know what and how they can claim.

"Although the compensation on offer is still not as comprehensive as I and other North leaders have been demanding, I would urge all regular rail users to find out if they can make a claim."

Cllr Blake is leading a review into the May timetable disruption with Rail Minister Jo Johnson

Northern Rail passengers can get further details about how to claim compensation here. Compensation details for Trans Pennine passengers can find further details here.