In a new campaign by The Vegan Society, major train companies including Great Western Railway and East Midlands Trains are being urged to serve more vegan options to travellers.
Despite the fact that companies like Virgin Trains have recently launched vegan food and drink options, a survey by The Vegan Society found that 80% of vegans often go hungry when travelling by train.
In a statement, Louise Davies, Head of Campaigns for The Vegan Society said: “We would like more options than a packet of ready salted crisps on a long journey and would love for train companies to hop on board and help us to make vegan travel plain sailing.”
Through the new Vegan on the Go campaign, the Society is encouraging people to contact rail companies via emails and tweets, explaining why vegan options are such a good idea. They even have templates for these on their website, specific to each train company.
Speaking about the Society’s ultimate goal, Davies said: “We’d love to see at least one savoury and one sweet vegan food option as well as plant milk being offered on board trains, and we’re more than happy to offer advice and resources to companies wishing to improve their vegan offering.”
Find out more about the campaign here: www.vegansociety.com/take-action/campaigns/vegan-go