West Yorkshire Combined Authority is urging people whose trains were delayed due to the recent timetable chaos to check whether they are eligible for compensation.
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New procedures, which rail companies Northern and TransPennine Express have agreed with the government, are now in place for passengers who have been affected or severely delayed by the introduction of new rail timetables to claim compensation.
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Commenting on the compensation arrangements, Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and the Combined Authority’s representative on the Transport for the North board said: “When the scale of the disruption caused by the introduction of the new, flawed timetables emerged, we called for a comprehensive package which properly compensates passengers across the North of England.
“While the scheme that has now been announced is a step in the right direction it doesn’t go far enough and we will be continuing to press for more.
“In the meantime I would encourage all rail users who had to endure these problems to find out if they are eligible and if so, to make a claim.”
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Coun Blake is leading a review of the rail disruption which will report its findings to Rail Minister Jo Johnson.
Compensation is available for people with season tickets, including MCards, travelling from all stations on the following routes in or through West Yorkshire:
Leeds to York via Cross Gates
Leeds to Selby
Leeds to Nottingham via Barnsley
Manchester Victoria to Bradford/Leeds via Huddersfield and Halifax
Manchester Victoria to Leeds via Rochdale
Find out more and submit a claim online with Northern here
Liverpool to Scarborough
Liverpool to Newcastle
Manchester Airport – Middlesbrough
Manchester Piccadilly – Hull
Manchester Piccadilly – Leeds
Find out more and submit a claim online with TransPennine Express here