SWR scheme to ease travel con­cern

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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.

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