Knebworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Knebworth

Message from Govia Thameslink Railway: passenger benefit fund

"We are delighted to announce the launch of the engagement process of GTR's £15 million Passenger Benefit Fund which aims to provide tangible improvements for passengers on the network. The fund was established following the disruption experienced by passengers during the implementation of the May 2018 timetable.

The Secretary of State nominated Bim Afolami, Henry Smith and Heidi Allen, as MPs representing different parts of the network, to work with GTR and develop a plan for how the fund is allocated and consulted on. The MPs asked for decisions on how the Fund was spent to be made at as local level as possible. The fund, therefore has been allocated to passengers based on the tiers of the additional industry compensation scheme which were agreed following the disruption caused by the May 2018 timetable issues.

We will be engaging with MPs, passenger groups and councils to understand how they would like the money to be spent. Stakeholders will be asked to prioritise ideas ready for a selection and approval process starting in August. Further details about the fund and how groups can select their preferred schemes can be found at the fund website."

See: Govia Thameslink Railway Network Route Map. "We want to ensure all town and parish councils that have any of these stations in their area are aware that the consultation is open and will close on 31 July 2019.

If you would like more information or to arrange a meeting, please don't hesitate to contact the team at Passenger Benefit Fund Engagement Team"

Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:22 by Claire Graham

Tags: Transport