Ainsdale Hope Travel Training Centre

Ainsdale Hope Travel Training Centre is a bespoke facility to support the delivery of Travel Training together with Travel Awareness and Road Safety.

In addition to a classroom, the centre also comprises an outdoor practical training area. This features a simulated highway scene including a fully operational pedestrian crossing and bus stop which enables basic road safety skills to be taught and practiced in a safe, traffic free environment. Whilst the primary focus is in supporting travel training, the facility can also be used for Road Safety and Travel Awareness, and extended to primary schools in teaching road safety skills and pedestrian training, together with offering a new location for ‘Wheels for All’ adapted cycles.

Our Travel Training programme works with young people who may need additional support to use public transport such as those with learning, mental health or physical disabilities.

Training is in group sessions and on a one to one basis, helping to overcome transport barriers and broaden travel horizons enabling individuals to access opportunities for work, education and training that might not otherwise be an option.

Key Features


Outdoor Practical Training Area

Simulated Highway Scene

Fully Operational Pedestrian Crossing

Bus Stop

Safe, traffic free environment

2 Travel Trainers facilitate the programme