Bournemouth Echo said:THOUSANDS of travellers were left stranded on railway platforms yesterday as police responded to a man threatening to throw himself from a bridge in New Milton
For quite a few hours, this stopped passengers travelling between London and Southampton as well as those going through New Milton.
South West Trains said:We will not compensate you:
For delays beyond our control, which includes: security alerts, poor weather conditions, fatality or suicide, or vandalism.
It seems pretty clear that South West Trains aren't going to pay any compensation for delayed journeys here. What about those travelling via Reading on (less disrupted) CrossCountry? Or will they just pass it back to South West Trains as it is they who manage New Milton?
Is it reasonable to expect compensation after travelling on a service which was running at the correct time, where the passenger had been trying to travel some hours earlier?!