SWR scheme to ease travel concern
South Western Railway has hosted 12 students with learning difficulties, to help break down barriers that may prevent them from using trains.
SWR said the students wanted to become more confident when using the railway independently, so that they can travel to their volunteer work placements.
During the day, they were given a tour of Eastleigh station, and learned about the railway and how to make travelling by train easier. They also learned how to buy tickets, and who to contact should anything go wrong.
“The idea behind it is to show people who are reluctant to use the railway that it’s much easier and straightforward than they think - especially with help from staff,” said SWR Senior Regional Development Manager Phil Dominey.