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Alan

Find out how Southern customers use our assisted travel service, Priority Seat card and other support options.

Hi, my name is Alan, and my wife and I have recently moved from London to Milton Keynes. Despite being visually impaired, I enjoy train travel, and I was a member of Southern’s Stakeholder Advisory Board for three years.

I am very independent when I do travel. Occasionally I need someone to read a screen or tell me what is happening if trains are disrupted, but generally I can use the services on my own as I am familiar with many of the stations, travel regularly, and still have some residual sight.

I do travel quite a lot on Southern, but I do also travel country wide. I prefer travelling on the train over long distances and I visit places throughout the year like Windermere, Shrewsbury, Newton Abbot and Tynemouth. I also go for the odd day out to places like Eastbourne and Littlehampton in the summer, just to spend the odd Sunday and to get some sun, if we’re lucky.

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