1. ITV Report

'Calm Corner' opened at Crewe Station for those with hidden disabilities


A specifically designed room to offer people with hidden disabilities a safe and calm environment has been opened at Crewe Station. 'The Calm Corner' includes:

  • Use of grey and green colours to give a calming effect
  • A living wall and plants to complement the colour scheme
  • Specially designed furniture for comfort and relaxation
  • Childs’ play table
  • LED rope lighting that can change brightness to suit
  • Screens with old images of Crewe station and town centre to help trigger memories for those suffering from dementia
  • Railpoint Totem offering helpful advice

The Calm Corner is somewhere people can escape from a very busy station and it will hopefully encourage those with hidden disabilities to have the confidence to travel by train.

– Victoria Whitehouse, Inclusion Lead at Virgin Trains