Our ‘Try a Train’ experience provides an ideal opportunity for those who lack confidence travelling by train to visit our stations and to experience a train journey. The trips are delivered jointly by Southeast Communities Rail Partnership and GTR.
They are for people who have any form of disability or access needs who wish to build their confidence when travelling. The trips are also available to those who may encounter other barriers to travelling e.g. senior citizens, non-English speakers, low income families.
During the experience, we will tailor the trip to your group’s specific needs and interests.
A typical ‘Try a Train’ experience will consist of:
• Introduction to the station layout including car parking, onward travel and various station facilities
• Buying a ticket including ticket office, ticket machines and smart cards
• Meet the local station manager and station teams
• A chance to try an accompanied train trip to an interesting destination
By the end of the trip your group will have experienced a complete journey that will encourage further travel with confidence, without any anxieties or concerns. Group sizes are kept small, usually 5 to 12 participants, including any carers.
These trips have been put on hold for now so we’ve made a short film to show your students what it’s like travelling on the train today. It’s 5 minutes long. Click here for the film.
To make a booking please contact:
Maddy Mills (Education Officer)
Sussex Community Rail Partnership
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07852 221274