Free travel for Armed Forces, veterans and cadets on Govia Thameslink and South Western trains this Remembrance Sunday

Katherine Johnston (02 November, 2019) Community

'We want to make it as easy as possible for those in our communities who wish to travel to pay their respects and remember the fallen'

10526Southern Railway train passes through Bermondsey

Members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets will be able to travel for free on Govia Thameslink and South Western services on Remembrance Sunday.

Serving personnel should either travel in uniform or with their MoD card, while veterans will be asked for valid ID, including the British Veterans Card or the Veteran Oyster Photocard. Cadets are also asked to travel in uniform.

The scheme also applies  Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink Great Northern trains to the Cenotaph service, or many other local events across south-East London.

Govia Thameslink’s chief operating officer, Steve White, said: “Remembrance Sunday is hugely important to us as we honour those who have given their lives for this country.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for those in our communities who wish to travel to pay their respects and remember the fallen.”

Peter Williams, commercial director for South Western Railway, said: “We wanted to honour the armed forces community with this offer of free travel as many of our colleagues come from a service background.

“We are grateful for the sacrifice that so many men and women have given over the years so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.”

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