DfT launches country-wide free journey scheme for Ukranian refugees

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Bus and scheduled coach operators across England have agreed a country-wide scheme with the Department for Transport to offer each Ukrainian arrival a free journey to their sponsor’s home.

The offer was made available as people started arriving in England from Sunday 20 March and builds on existing offers from many bus and coach operators to support Ukrainians when they arrive in the country. Passengers just need to show their Ukrainian passport and a boarding pass or ticket used to travel to the UK.

CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said: “At this incredibly difficult time for the Ukrainian people, we’re happy to help give them a warm welcome and make their arrival as straightforward as possible. Many bus and coach operators have already offered to provide free transport to help Ukrainians travel safely on arrival in the UK. I encourage all operators who can to participate in this scheme so we can help everyone get to safety.“