Harvey Price named as diversity and inclusion ambassador for Lumo

He will take on the role for the electric rail service, which launches on October 25.

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Harvey Price has been named as a diversity and inclusion ambassador for a newly launched train service which will run between London and Edinburgh.

He will take on the role for Lumo to help encourage a better understanding of the challenges of rail travel for people with disabilities.

Harvey, who has a passion for trains, was born with a series of disabilities, including ADHD, autism, genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome and septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness.

The role will also involve working with Lumo to raise awareness of the new service and to encourage authentic conversations about accessibility on trains.

Launching on October 25, Lumo is a 100% electric rail service that hopes to encourage greener and more affordable travel between the capitals.

It will provide low-carbon, affordable long-distance travel for over one million passengers per year with single prices starting at £14.90.

Helen Wylde, managing director at Lumo, said: “Harvey’s passion for trains is wonderful. We love his energy and enthusiasm.

“We are also deeply committed to improving the passenger experience for people with disabilities, which is a serious endeavour that requires our industry’s attention, too.

“Introducing a single class throughout our trains was just one way to show that everyone should be able to enjoy the same high-quality experience. But we don’t want it to stop there.

“We will work closely with Harvey to ensure that we are as inclusive as possible in future. I’m sure there is work to be done, but if we succeed, everyone will feel the benefit of Harvey’s input when they travel with Lumo.”