FREE train travel to those fleeing domestic abuse during Coronavirus lockdown
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.
How does the scheme work?
- A survivor reaches out for support to Women’s Aid
- Once a refuge vacancy has been confirmed, the survivor will be informed
- Now that the survivor has a confirmed refuge space, the refuge can book a ticket for the survivor so they can travel for free.
- After booking the ticket, the refuge can send the ticket and collection details to the survivor via a mobile phone. The survivor can then pick the ticket up from the station using any debit or credit card; they can travel like normal, on a normal ticket, without having to declare the ticket was free or that they are fleeing from domestic abuse.