Train pass joy for charity worker

PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 May 2013

David Sims from Herts Action on Disability with his rail pass

David Sims from Herts Action on Disability with his rail pass


A CHARITY worker who had a stroke at the age of just 11 says his commute has been cut in half after a train company offered a hand.

David Sims, 27, used to spend up to three hours travelling just one way to his job at Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD), in The Commons, WGC.

But First Capital Connect (FCC) has stepped in and the company has given him a free pass so he can use the train.

“It is quicker for me to get into work, before it was just too long a journey.

“It has been really good,” David said.

The administration assistant was travelling from Stotfold, in Bedfordshire, to the office in WGC, which meant he had to go on three buses because he could not afford the train at peak times.

“I get home at more sociable hours now. I would leave the office at three and sometimes not get home until after six.”

The pass is valid for six months and can only be used for his trip to and from work.

Lee Millard, access and inclusion manager at FCC, said: “When we were told about David’s situation we were really keen to help.

“HAD provide an excellent range of services to the local community and giving people like David work experience is important.”

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