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.