New EU bus rules don’t go far enough – Harkin

MEPs have approved new EU rules that will mean greater rights for bus and coach passengers who experience delays or cancellations on trips over two hundred and fifty kilometres.

From 2013 will be entitled to compensation and ticket refunds if their trips are delayed over two hours or cancelled altogether.

Passengers will also be entitled to compensation if their luggage is lost or damaged.

However, the Independent Northwest MEP Marian Harkin says the rules don't go far enough as most bus journies in Ireland are less than 250 kilometres: