Assisted Travel

Disabled Person’s Railcard

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you may qualify for the Disabled Person's Railcard.

Your Railcard allows you and an adult companion with you to obtain a 1/3 discount off most Standard and First Class fares throughout the UK. It also allows purchase of discounted tickets on the train you are travelling on.

Detailed information can be obtained from the ‘Rail travel made easy’ guide published by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), available at major stations or on the website at www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk.

A one year card currently costs £20. A three year card is also available for £54.

Application forms are available at your local station or can be downloaded from www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk.

Concessionary fares available without a Disabled Person’s Railcard

If you are registered as blind or visually-impaired and you are travelling with another person you will qualify for the concessionary fares and discounts listed below. 

  • 34% discount on First Class/Standard Open Singles or Returns;
  • 34% discount on First Class/Standard Day Singles; and
  • 50% discount on First Class/Standard Day Returns

Please take a document confirming your visual impairment when buying your ticket and when travelling. This must be from a recognised institution such as Social Services, your Local Authority, The Royal Institute for the Blind (RNIB) or St Dunstans'.

If you need to stay in your own wheelchair during your journey the above concessionary fares also apply if you are travelling alone. They also apply to one adult travelling with you. 

Season tickets for blind or visually-impaired customers

If you are blind or visually-impaired you can buy a season ticket that allows a companion to travel with you at no extra cost. These tickets can be purchased from staffed stations. Please take a document confirming your visual impairment when buying your ticket and when travelling. This must be from a recognised institution such as Social Services, your Local Authority, The Royal Institute for the Blind (RNIB) or St Dunstans’.

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