Northern: Compensation

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee, Chair, Backbench Business Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on whom the cost of compensating passengers inconvenienced by the emergency timetable introduced on Northern Rail falls.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

We recognise that passengers have faced an unacceptable level of disruption in the North.

A special compensation scheme for inconvenienced passengers is being established and details will be announced by Transport for the North.

This is an industry funded scheme which Network Rail are paying for in full from within their existing operational budgets. Network Rail have accepted that their late completion of upgrades has led to the significant disruption.

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