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GTR is offering domestic abuse victims free train travel to refuge accommodation
GTR is offering domestic abuse victims free train travel to refuge accommodation

Press release -

Govia Thameslink Railway offers free train travel to victims fleeing domestic abuse

Govia Thameslink Railway is supporting a nationwide initiative to help domestic abuse victims reach refuge accommodation by offering free train travel. 

Press release available here:

GTR’s Chief Operating Officer Steve White said: “We are pleased to be helping vulnerable victims take the very brave step of fleeing their perpetrator. We understand it takes a lot of courage to flee and we want to ensure the potential barrier of travel costs is alleviated so more women feel supported in their decision to seek refuge. As a train operator, our role is very much about supporting the communities we serve.”



Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services as follows:

  • Thameslink – cross-London services between Bedford/Peterborough/Cambridge and Brighton/Horsham/Littlehampton/East Grinstead, and between Luton/St Albans and Sutton/Wimbledon/Rainham; plus services between London and Sevenoaks
  • Great Northern – services between London and Welwyn, Hertford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn
  • Southern – services between London and the Sussex coast (Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Hastings) and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire (Ashford International, Southampton, Portsmouth)
  • Gatwick Express – fast, non-stop direct services between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria

Govia Thameslink Railway
United Kingdom