Days out by train in the West of England*

(*And Beyond!)

Provided free rail travel to disadvantaged communities

About The Project

Days Out by Train in the West of England (and beyond!) aimed to grow our understanding of barriers to rail travel for low-income, disadvantaged communities living in the West of England and neighbouring areas including South Wales, Gloucester, Wiltshire and Somerset.

To achieve this, the project provided FREE RAIL TRAVEL for groups of people from disadvantaged communities wishing to spend a day out in a variety of destinations within the scheme's network map. Free rail travel was provided for journeys on Great Western Rail (GWR) services only, from June 2016 to February 2017.

This new and exciting initiative was developed by Dr Miriam Ricci, Senior Research Fellow at the University of the West of England and funded by GWR under the Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) 2016/17. The project was delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership. Once Dr Ricci's research is complete the results will be be published on this page.

Scheme Map