I know that they're not obliged to, however if someone leaves ample time to make the connection but due to a train delay, arrives in a rural area and has misses the last bus, do you think that they might cover the cost of a taxi? If not, then a poor vulnerable person might have no choice but to walk several miles at night, which is potentially dangerous. Does anyone think that train companies should have to do this, in the same way that they would be responsible if you missed the last connecting train due to a delay? I do think that there needs to be better integration between different methods of transport. Otherwise it is quite unfair on people who live in rural areas without a car. I have sometimes cycled to a station myself in similar situations because of this risk, however it's not very safe to be forced to cycle on country lanes in the dark and I feel as though train companies need to take more responsibility for passengers with respect to the whole journey, not just the portions which are covered by trains. On a separate note, perhaps bus companies should have some sort of obligation to provide some service in each area 24/7 for the safety of the public. I would imagine that by doing so fewer people would drink-drive so it would benefit the whole of society!