Mid Sussex rail users may be compensated for consistent delays

Bank Holiday travel is set to be disrupted
Bank Holiday travel is set to be disrupted

At the House of Commons last Thursday Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames called for compensation for passengers who have been severely inconvenienced by Network Rail and Southern Railway’s failures at London Bridge.

He said: “We all want to see improvements to these stations, but the deplorable failure of Network Rail in what is, of course, a very complicated scheme in any event and the failure of the train-operating companies to deliver new timetables within such constraints has led to inexcusable delays and inconvenience for my constituents.”

He asked rail minister, Claire Perry MP, to consider giving people who have had to travel into London Bridge during this period compensation for their tickets.

The minister replied: “I completely agree that a compensation scheme is required, and we are currently looking at providing one.”

The Mid Sussex MP added: “A great deal is going on to try and resolve some of these difficulties and I will keep all my constituents informed.”