The Vegan Society has announced a new campaign to improve the service to vegans provided by train caterers.
Supporters of the charity have been told to contact rail companies asking them to offer vegan food and drink options on trains as part of its ‘Vegan on the Go’ campaign. The charity is targeting companies such as East Midlands Trains, Transpennine Express and Great Western Railway with email templates and tweets.
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Louise Davies, head of campaigns, policy and research at The Vegan Society, said: “Our survey last year found out that 80% of vegans often go hungry on-board trains. 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.
“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.”
According to the charity, veganism is growing in the UK with the number of people identifying as vegans doubling twice in the past four years. It also says there has been a 185% increase in the number of vegan products launched in the UK between 2012 and 2016.