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Rail companies have helped 53 people with free travel as part of the ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme, which offers free train travel to people escaping domestic abuse during lockdown.
From today, 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.
The rail industry strongly welcomes the government's offer of temporary support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Working together, rail operators have agreed with government a reduction in service levels to help tackle the spread of COVID-19.
Train operators step in to help staff and passengers stranded by airline
Given by Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick McLoughlin CH
Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, said:
Britain's train companies offer fee-free refunds to Chinese tourists unable to travel due to Coronavirus
Train companies across Great Britain are offering fee-free refunds for rail tickets purchased in China, following the outbreak of Coronavirus which will prevent tourists visiting the country.
Passenger satisfaction with rail journeys is up three percentage points year-on-year, according to the most recent survey of 28,000 passengers published today by the independent watchdog Transport Focus.
Rail fares for 2020 published – fares held below inflation for third year running as record investment continues
Train fares will rise on average by 2.7% next year. This is the third year in a row that train companies have held the average change across all fares below the July RPI rate of inflation, which regulated fares are pegged to.