Simpler ways for passengers to claim compensation for train delays have come a step closer. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has now finalised a new licence condition on train companies which they must comply with by next April.
We have received licence holder consent for the new licence condition on delay compensation. We have therefore published notification of this licence change, which will come into force on the 1 April 2022.
Assisted travel reforms include improving the reliability of assistance for passengers, a shorter timeframe for booking assistance, and compensation when things go wrong. ORR recommends that train operators must tell passengers of their right to compensation during a journey and settle claims within 20 days.