Train companies across the UK have announced that they will provide free travel to all those fleeing domestic abuse during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. ‘Rail to Refuge’ is a joint initiative with Women’s Aid, and is a vital offer of support to those most in need.
I am delighted to announce that the Government has recently launched the third round of the ‘New Stations Fund’, a £20 million investment into the re-opening of closed stations, and the creation of new ones.
In the election, the Conservative Party made a promise to unleash the country’s potential, and level up public services. Education is at the forefront of these pledges, and I am assured by the Secretary of State for Education that this will be another promise delivered.