EU travellers to get more compensation for delayed trains
PR dla Zagranicy
The European Parliament has backed a plan to strengthen rail passenger rights through measures including higher compensation for delayed trains.
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The new legislation could improve travel comfort for many Poles, the country’s Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper has reported.
According to the paper, the regulations aim to force railway transportation providers to be more punctual.
Once the new legislation comes into effect in 2021, rail passengers across the bloc will be entitled to get half their ticket price back if their train is delayed more than 90 minutes.
The compensation would be 75 percent of the price if a train is delayed more than two hours.
"If railway transportation is to work properly it needs to stay attractive and provide quality services," a Polish MEP who helped draft the new rules was quoted by the paper as saying.
Meanwhile, only 68 percent of Polish trains arrived on time in the second quarter of 2018, the worst result since Poland's Office of Rail Transport began making the data public in 2011, Gazeta Wyborcza reported.
Source: Gazeta Wyborcza