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Get into Trains

9 November 2018

Culture Shift and the Sussex Community Rail Partnership are developing a project called Get into Trains which will support disabled adults across Sussex to overcome the challenges of using trains and to learn about and enjoy the history and heritage of our local train stations.

Transport is often a barrier for disabled people and therefore skills and confidence in using public transport are crucial to developing independence and accessing community resources and activity.

This project will support people to benefit from the Try-A-Train scheme and they will be trained in how to plan journeys and ensure personal safety on the railways.  They will be given station tours and will take part in creative activities in pop-up temporary art studios at the Lewes and Newhaven stations, led by professional artists.

These sessions will encourage disabled people to become involved with community projects such as station gardening and involve disabled people in the wider community of rail users and train enthusiasts.

How can you help?

The Tesco Bags of Help scheme is supporting this project and we need your help to raise as much money as we can.  Three groups in our area have been shortlisted to receive grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000.

Shoppers at Tesco stores are invited to vote for who they think should take away the top grant, using a token given to them at the checkout in store each time they shop.

You can vote for Get Into Trains throughout November and December at the Lewes Tesco Superstore, Peacehaven Tesco Express, Seaford Tesco Express and Rottingdean Tesco Express.

Thank you for your support!