Travellers Aid celebrates 100 years
Published: Tue 19 Jul 2016
This June marked a century since the inception of Travellers Aid and much has changed since its early beginnings.
When it first opened its doors, Travellers Aid supported refugees escaping Europe in the First World War, and expanded to reunite children and parents during the Great Depression and World War II.
Since the late 1980s, Travellers Aid has worked with transport operators, including V/Line to help people of all abilities use public transport.
V/Line’s partnership with Travellers Aid means that our customers are able to have access to the travel support they need. They provide customers with a number of services including companion support to get to health appointments, emergency transport from Southern Cross Station and a buggy service for people with mobility difficulties.
To acknowledge the 100-year milestone, Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined V/Line Board members as well as people dressed in period costumes at Southern Cross Station to reveal a VLocity train wrap earlier this month.