‘I WOULDN’T BE ALIVE IF I HAD STAYED’: DEMAND FOR ‘LIFE-SAVING’ FREE TRAIN TRAVEL FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS SOARS AMID PANDEMIC

“I had £10 to my name when I left my abuser,” Ava* tells The Independent. “Getting a free train ticket was what guaranteed my safety. I didn’t know where I was going but I started to feel a sense of confidence. The kids were enjoying how fast it was going. It was the first time they had been on a train. Now I feel like my life has started again.” © Provided by The Independent ...