Join the inclusive transport community

An inclusive transport system should allow us all to undertake journeys whenever we like. But for the 1 in 5 people in the UK who are disabled, it is not as easy as it should be to access transport. This is where the Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme comes in.

As an operator, this scheme can help you to put disabled people at the heart of your work. You can play a leading role in creating an inclusive and thriving transport industry, whilst gaining public recognition for doing so.

“Leading transport operators can play a huge part in creating a transport system that is truly accessible to all.

"The Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme can help to find these leaders, create new ones, and give them a platform to share their work across the sector. ”

Alan Benson, Chair of Transport for All

Transport operator case studies

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Govia Thameslink Railway’s ‘Try A Train’ days

Govia Thameslink Railways’s ‘Try a Train‘ events provide an opportunity for people who lack confidence travelling by train to visit stations and to experience a train journey.

One of the passengers commented that, “I can’t remember when I last caught a train. As part of the ‘Try a Train’ day, Joe helped me to buy a ticket. I am now much more confident about using trains. Next time I will come back and bring the kids! The day has been really fun and I’ve had a good time and met new people.”

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Hovertravel’s HoverCare ambassadors

In every team at Hovertravel, there is a HoverCare ambassador.

HoverCare ambassadors undertake specialised disability awareness training, and relay this expertise back to their teams.

They ensure that accessibility is at the heart of Hovertravel’s work.

Other ways to get involved

You can also:

  • become a partner of it’s everyone’s journey, a campaign to improve public transport for disabled people
  • sign up to Disability Confident, a scheme supporting employers to make the most of the talents disabled people bring to the workplace
  • find out about the Inclusive Transport Strategy, the government’s plan to achieve equal access for disabled people to the transport system

Latest inclusive transport news

Find out about the progress being made with the government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy by visiting news stories on GOV.UK.