Young people have their say

May 27, 2022

Thursday  May 26th

As part of Community Rail week, Kent CRP organised an event involving Students from Ashford College in order to interview students about their thoughts on rail travel.

We were extremely pleased to be joined by Jools Townsend CEO of the Community Rail Network, Catherine from Southeast CRP, Chris Fribbins Chair of Kent CRP and Sanchez from the Travel Smart Travel Safe Centre. Our facilitators lead discussions around the themes of sustainable travel, accessibility, barriers to travelling by train and rail safety.

The 19 students sat in groups on the train to share their points of view and also had chance to make some tannoy announcements at Maidstone East.

Ashford College catering students then provided us with a wonderful lunch and a tour of the college.

Thank you to all those involved in making this such an enjoyable event.