Policy paper

Rail passenger access to compensation: response following Which? super-complaint investigation

Government response following the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) investigation of the Which? super-complaint into compensation arrangements in rail passenger services.

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Improving access to passenger compensation: response following the ORR's investigation of the Which? super-complaint

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Government response to the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) investigation of the Which? super-complaint into compensation arrangements in rail passenger services.

This explains the actions we would like to see taken to:

  • improve passenger awareness and understanding of compensation schemes
  • improve the claims process
  • ensure that compensation is as convenient and valuable to passengers as possible
  • consider how passenger compensation schemes are regulated and the role of competition monitor progress in addressing these issues

and monitor progress in addressing these issues considers how passenger compensation schemes are regulated and the role of competition.

It does not cover the government’s policy on the amount of compensation that franchise operators offer to passengers when trains are delayed or cancelled.

Published 17 November 2016