COMPENSATION is being offered to the worst-affected regular travellers who suffered from disruption to rail services earlier in the year.

The scheme has been developed by Northern and Transport for the North, and means that compensation extends beyond season-ticket holders to regular passengers.

The scheme is the first of its kind in the UK, and follows disruption in April and May 2018 where hundreds of services were delayed or cancelled amid timetable change confusion.

Mark Powles, commercial director at Northern, said: “We are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused to our customers by the disruption to their rail services earlier this year.

"We already have a compensation scheme in place for our season ticket holders, now, in partnership with Transport for the North, we will be introducing a further scheme for regular travellers who made three or more journeys during April, May or June 2018.

“The scheme will be available to these regular travellers with effect from Tuesday, October 9.”

Details on the scheme and eligibility is now available at The deal comes after TfN welcomed a report on the timetable disruption, which apportioned blame to a number of organisations.