Stakes on a train! Betting firm offers '˜insurance' against Southern cancellations

Christmas Eve commuters suffering cancellations on Southern Rail routes have been offered a lifeline by betting firm.

The Stakes on a Train Paddy Power offer
The Stakes on a Train Paddy Power offer

Paddy Power has launched a ‘cancellation insurance’ bet, offering ‘compensation’ should a train be cancelled on one of 32 routes.

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The firm said just one cancellation on their line on Christmas Eve – reported on Southern’s Twitter feed – would be enough for a successful bet.

“This way, if commuters are stuck on Christmas Eve, at least they’ll get some money in their pocket,” a spokesman said.

Visit the firm’s website for more details. Terms and conditions apply.