Northwest MEP backs late ferry compensation proposals

Ferry passengers who get delayed substantially will be entitled to the same kind of compensation that air passengers currently enjoy if the European Commission adopt proposals passed by MEPs this week.

The same could apply to passengers who are inconvenienced because of delays to bus and rail transport.

The MEPs are proposing a raft of measures that will provide a uniform compensation policy across all modes of transport for passengers who experience hardships as a result of problems with their carrier.

Northwest MEP Jim Higgins - who is on the European Parliament's Transport Committee now explains: