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Victory for MP’s campaign after Northern agree to extend compensation deal for non-season ticket holders

September 24, 2018 11:52 AM

Tim with Oxenholme councillors Chris Hogg and Doug RathboneLocal MP Tim Farron has welcomed today's news that Northern have agreed to extend their compensation package for people who don't have season tickets.

After a summer of chaos on Cumbria's railways, Tim had called for Northern to follow the lead of other rail companies such as Thameslink and Great Northern to extend their rail compensation schemes to all passengers.

Tim said: "It seemed frankly bizarre that Northern had until this point opted to miss out compensating many passengers who's lives had been so badly disrupted during the summer.

"It's good news that they've finally seen sense and are now doing something to make amends for their pathetic performance over the summer.

"However, this must not hide the fact that while service has improved, the cancellations keep on coming - 8 on the Lakes Line and 12 on the Furness Line over the past week alone.

"Our view has not changed that Northern need to be sacked and an operator that cares about running a decent service be put in charge."