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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

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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: https://media.raildeliverygroup.com/news/train-companies-to-offer-free-travel-to-those-fleeing-domestic-abuse-during-coronavirus-lockdown

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.”

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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

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