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Train Companies to Offer Free Travel to Those Fleeing Domestic Abuse

Posted by Natalie Pearson 14/04/20

It was announced last week that people fleeing domestic abuse anywhere in Britain during the coronavirus lockdown can apply for free train travel to refuge accommodation, through a partnership between train companies and Women’s Aid.

  • Train companies announce they will cover the cost of train tickets for anyone travelling to refuge accommodation while coronavirus lockdown measures are in force, in a joint initiative with Women’s Aid.
  • Announcement comes in response to campaigners reporting an increase in domestic violence reports since coronavirus lockdown measures came into force.
  • The industry-wide scheme follows the successful launch of similar initiatives by Southeastern and GWR prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

More information on the scheme here

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