Days out by train

for everyone in our community

All Aboard

We’re helping local people in our communities to get the most from their railways.

We want to encourage more people to use our railways – and for their voice to be heard in making rail travel even more accessible to everyone.

These trips are an excellent idea to highlight the difficulties that disabled people have accessing transport.

Mike, Keynsham & Saltford Dementia Action Alliance

Great Days Out start here

With our Days Out By Train initiative, we can help more people to get onboard and get out for the day.

Days Out By Train is open to community groups whose members would benefit from an accompanied (and free of charge) trip out. As well as having a great day with their friends and peers, they’ll learn how to make use of their local railway station, to access new social, employment and leisure opportunities.

An excellent day, good fun. A wonderful opportunity to share experiences whilst not having to think about organisation. Faye was fantastic, thoughtful and kind, nothing was too much trouble – everything went like clockwork!

Volunteer, Keynsham & Saltford Dementia Alliance


of participants felt more confident to use the train after their experience

Breaking down barriers to rail travel

We want everyone in our communities to enjoy the many benefits of rail travel. The freedom it gives us, the joy it brings. We want to build up people’s confidence in using the rail network, and break down any perceived barriers. For example, we’ve recently been working with:

  • People who are hard of hearing or from the D/deaf community
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Elderly people who are isolated or at risk of feeling isolated
  • Young people aged 16-25 who’ll benefit from visiting new places and connecting with people.

Setting off…

If you’re keen to get your community group involved, we’ll come and see you at one of your regular meetings. We’ll talk to you about the day, and help you choose a suitable destination – one that works for everyone in your group. (So you know, we can provide days out for groups of up to 10 people at any one time.)

We can also discuss any concerns your members might have, about rail travel or accessibility. This way, we can identify access needs and put the necessary arrangements in place.


of participants said they enjoyed themselves on the trips

It’s completely free

Thanks to funding from Quartet Community Foundation and Community Rail Network, Days Out By Train is free for every member of your group. We’ll cover all costs, including rail travel and light refreshments.

We’ll plan your day, from timetabling and accessibility, to sorting out the tickets. We’ll also make sure there’s something to do when we get to our destination. It could be a guided walk or a visit to a local art gallery or museum. Whatever we suggest, we’ll make sure it’s suitable for everyone.

All of which means that Days Out By Train is a proper day out, not just a journey on a train!

Let’s go!

If you’d like to know more about Days Out By Train, or you’re keen for us to come and see you, please get in touch with Faye Keane, Community Development Officer. You can email or call her on 07724 028021.

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