Free travel on London Midland route

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The Independent Online

The Government is forcing Go Ahead to give thousands of passengers on its London Midland route £7m worth of free tickets after the rail operator cancelled hundreds of services.

The line has been struggling with a shortage, forcing it to cancel almost 1,000 trains since October.

As a result, London Midland season-ticket holders will get five days' worth of free travel passes, and the operator would issue 500,000 cheap advance tickets on the line that links Birmingham, Northampton, Crewe and Liverpool to London Euston.