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Enhanced Compensation

We can sometimes offer Enhanced Compensation for season ticket holders who consistently experience delays of 30 minutes or more. This page explains how the scheme works and how to claim.

What is Enhanced Compensation?

The Delay Repay scheme compensates you for any journey delayed by 15 minutes or more.

If there are persistent delays on a route, season ticket holders are also sometimes entitled to Enhanced Compensation.

Enhanced Compensation is payable when you experience delays to your journey of 30 minutes or more on any 12 days in the same four-week ‘reporting period’. These periods are shown in the table.

2021 - 2022 Reporting Periods:

Business Period Period Dates
Period 1 1 April – 1 May 2021
Period 2 2 May – 29 May 2021
Period 3 30 May – 26 June 2021
Period 4 27 June – 24 July 2021
Period 5 25 July – 21 August 2021
Period 6 22 August – 18 September 2021
Period 7 19 September – 16 October 2021
Period 8 17 October – 13 November 2021
Period 9 14 November – 11 December 2021
Period 10 12 December 2021 – 8 January 2022
Period 11 9 January – 5 February 2022
Period 12 6 February – 5 March 2022
Period 13 6 March – 31 March 2022

If you’re entitled to Enhanced Compensation, you can choose how you’d like to compensated:

  • 2 day-return journeys anywhere on the entire GTR network, valid for 12 months


  • National Rail vouchers to the value of a single journey between the stations covered by your season ticket

National Rail vouchers can be used for payment or part payment towards any National Rail ticket nationwide. Vouchers issued by Gatwick Express can be exchanged for cash at any Gatwick Express, Southern, Great Northern or Thameslink ticket office. 

How to claim compensation

Please download, print and post a claim form.

We’ll need some details about your delayed journeys along with a copy of your season ticket and photocard or your Oyster statement.

Oyster and key smartcard season tickets

If your season ticket is on the key smartcard you should include your smartcard number on the claim form instead of a copy of your ticket.

If you have an Oyster season ticket, along with your Oyster statement, you must also include a receipt showing:

  • the date you bought your season ticket
  • the price you paid
  • the zones covered by your Oyster card

Download enhanced compensation claim form

Posting your completed form

Please send your form to:

Govia Thameslink Railway
Unit 16
Coalfield Way
LE65 1JT

We’ll double check your details against our travel records and aim to process your claim within 20 working days.