Not entirely sure if this is under the correct heading, but anyway, He states, and I quote:- "Weekend travel in the UK is fraught with difficulties, but that can be part of the challenge. So why is this relevant to heritage railways? Well, a European Union directive, if enacted, will require train operators to pay penal costs of compensation to passengers travelling over 50 kilometers or more should the train be more than 30 minutes late. I have not yet seen the directive yet but I am told that the operator is liable regardless of blame and has no right of recovery against the third party who caused the delay. While no heritage railway (at present) exceeds 50 kilometers,most steam charters over the main line do." Does anyone know the reference number of this proposed directive? At this stage I 'll just confine myself to saying, and on the assumption that it will emerge into law, that if I was a railway tour operator I'd seriously be considering a cessation of such a business.