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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will authorise compensation to be payable to:
for additional costs, loss of revenue, compensation to customers and loss of future business caused by the closures and delays to the rail network since the Hatfield accident. [HL116]
The terms under which compensation is payable to passenger train operators and freight train operators are set out in their respective Track Access Agreements with Railtrack. Additionally the shadow Strategic Rail Authority contributed to the unprecedented package of compensation payments to passengers agreed by the industry last month.