Train companies have committed to continue covering the cost of train tickets for domestic abuse survivors as they travel to safety at refuges.
This Scheme, Rail to Refuge, is a joint initiative between rail companies and Women’s Aid. It allows survivors to board a train and travel without having to explain their situation to anyone. So far, the Rail to Refuge Scheme has helped 3,118 survivors, including 874 children to safety.
Initially the Scheme received funding for the first lockdown but has now reached its second anniversary with train operators confirming that the Scheme is being renewed again.