EU strikes deal on rail passenger rights reform

New rules exempt operators from paying compensation in ‘exceptional circumstances’ such as pandemics.

New EU rail passenger rights rules agreed Thursday will give train companies the right to refuse compensation for delays stemming from circumstances beyond their…

  • Joshua Posaner
  • Politico

The reforms are aimed at setting a single rail rights standard across the EU as trains are increasingly touted as a clean, hassle-free alternative to short-haul flights.

The final deal took three years to hash out, amid disputes over compensation for missed connections, help for disabled travelers and…

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