Network Rail volunteers help the blind and partially sighted at Solihull railway station

Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail‘s volunteers have been at Solihull railway station today to help passengers get to the UK’s leading exhibition for blind and partially sighted people.

The event is being run in Solihull over two days (10 and 11 July) by Queen Alexandra College.

Queen Alexandra College is the national college for people with disabilities.

Network Rail employees are entitled to five days’ volunteer leave every year to help UK registered charities or community projects.

What did the officials say?

Clare Melody, Network Rail community relations executive, a volunteer customer assistant, said:

“We’re really pleased to be able to assist blind and partially-sighted people getting to and from the Sight Village exhibition. It’s a great honour to support such a brilliant event.”

Lottie Reid, events officer from Queen Alexandra College, said:

“We cannot thank the Network Rail volunteers enough for their support and assisting visitors to get to and from Sight Village.

“We have received really positive comments from visitors about how welcoming and attentive the volunteers have been and we hope we can continue to build on this relationship going forward.”


  1. This is so great that they are helping them. Yet the only thing I could think about when I saw this article is how would the blind see those railway signs?
    The only think I could think of is the use of it is a device that can read from any surface and it can really help blind people. It is the best technology for the blind out there.

    • It is certainly great to hear about the less abled getting help. I have never heard of Orcam, but again, technology is great these days to help the less abled get around on their own.

      Many thanks for your comment.




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