We were delighted to meet with Jacqueline Starr, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, earlier this month to share our experiences of travelling by train with young children, and examples of family friendly trains from across Europe. We plan to meet again in the near future and we look forward to hearing about the progress that is being made in the UK to help catch up.
Shortly after our meeting the rail industry launched a major campaign to get leisure customers back to rail. The campaign features two excited young children on board a train, as well as a family with a baby who are visiting grandparents.
It is clear from these images that the rail industry sees attracting families as an important part of a post-pandemic recovery. We will be making the case that family friendly measures such as space for pushchairs on board trains will be required to achieve this. If you want to help us, please get in touch!