Transreport, a startup that helps rail passengers with reduced mobility, has announced funding of £2.3 million.
The round for the business, which has offices in London and Glasgow, was led by Blackfinch Ventures and Praetura Ventures.
Transreport has developed a passenger assistance service which helps rail operators and staff as stations respond to passengers with reduced mobility.
The app enables rail staff to respond to the needs of passengers with reduced mobility making every-day rail journeys.
It also enables staff to help during delays, cancellations and other changes to trips.
Transreports plans to use the funds to invest in marketing, expansion and further develop its multi-modal service.
Pete Carway, investment director at Praetura Ventures, added: “Jay has established a highly experienced, credible and ambitious team and together they have created a model that has huge potential. Not only does the business exist for the sole purpose of making travel more accessible to all people it also improves the quality and inclusivity of the service rail operators can provide.”
Jay Shen, founder of Transreport, says: “Going forward, there is a strong belief that companies which put people and the planet first, will undoubtedly be more profitable.”