Travel

Travel Training

Man and girl at bus station looing at timetablesWhat is Travel Training?

Travel Training helps people to make a journey between two places on their own and in safety.

It is available to all Wirral residents aged 14 and over who need extra help to learn how to use public transport. Young people aged under 16 will need authorisation of their parent or carer to take part in the scheme. The help is free of charge - all you have to pay for is your travel ticket for the journey you wish to take.

Travel trainers offer one-to-one sessions with people to give them the skills and knowledge they need to carry out journeys independently and with confidence. It can be particularly useful to young people who haven't travelled alone before. 

The journey can be as simple as accompanying someone who is traveling to a new place for the first time or can deal with more complicated training such as those people who are not familiar with using public transport at all.

If you'd like to find out more about the travel support you may be able to receive from Wirral Travel Trainers, contact the Technical Services Department on (0151) 606 2004 or at streetscene@wirral.gov.uk.

If you don't feel you need Travel Training, but would like help with journey planning to a new place of education or work, the Wirral Travel Team can help – they can provide you with a free personalised journey plan. All you have to do is give them a call on 0800 389 6535 and tell them where you are travelling from and to and at what times - the service is completely free.

You can plan your own journeys using the Traveline Journey Planner.

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