A railway company is to offer free train tickets to all students going to a university’s open day.
West Midlands Railway will provide free travel to the University of Worcester this autumn.
It follows warnings that disadvantaged families were not able to go to open days because of travel costs.
Anne-Marie Canning, director of social mobility at King’s College London, said rail fares had become a major barrier to widening access to university.
Jon Harris, of West Midlands Railway, said this pilot scheme was part of a commitment to making rail travel “accessible for all”.
Students can register with the university for a voucher for a free ticket for the next open day in September, which can be used on West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.
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