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Harpenden station manager helps young people with disabilities travel independently

PUBLISHED: 13:45 08 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:45 08 July 2019

Harpenden station manager Joe Healy organised 'Try a Train' tips for Bedford College students with learning or mobility difficulties. Picture: GTR

Harpenden station manager Joe Healy organised 'Try a Train' tips for Bedford College students with learning or mobility difficulties. Picture: GTR

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The manager of Harpenden rail station has been honoured for his work helping students feel confident travelling by train.

Over the past three years, station manager Joe Healy has organised more than 15 'Try a Train' trips, helping more than 100 students with learning or mobility difficulties.

The project's aim is to help participants gain confidence in finding their way around stations and travelling independently by rail.

Joe was recognised for his achievements at Bedford College's end of academic year celebration, and said: "It was a fantastic event. We have a great relationship with Bedford College. I cannot tell you how proud I am to meet these people do Try a Train events with the students."

Bedford College tutor Karen Fulford said: "Try a Train days have given our students a huge confidence boost and we look forward to taking part in many more of these events in the future."

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