Tickets for Older and Disabled Passengers

There are various railcards and discounts available for disabled and older passengers. 

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Tickets

People registered as visually-impaired 

When a registered visually-impaired person travels with a companion and does not hold a railcard, the following discounts on Anytime/Day tickets apply for both customers.

  • First/Standard Anytime Single or Return – 34% off
  • First/Standard Anytime Day Single – 34% off
  • First/Standard Anytime Day Return – 50% off
  • The same discount will apply to one companion
  • No concession applies if a visually-impaired customer is travelling alone and does not hold a railcard

To use these discounts, a document confirming the disability, issued by a recognised institution (e.g. Social Services Department, Local Authority, Guide Dog Ownership certificate, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) or St Dunstans) is required. 

Season tickets

Blind or partially sighted people can be issued with one adult season ticket to cover two persons; the two travelling for the price of one. A different companion may travel on different days. 

People remaining in their own wheelchair

Passengers travelling in their own wheelchairs throughout the journey, who do not hold a railcard will be given the following discounts on 

Anytime/Day tickets: 

  • First/Standard Anytime Single or Return – 34% off
  • First/Standard Anytime Day Single – 34% off
  • First/Standard Anytime Day Return – 50% off
  • The same discount will apply to one companion


Railcards

Disabled Railcard

There is a Disabled Persons Railcard available in a one year or three year option. Both give discounts of up to a third on most rail tickets. One adult accompanying the railcard holder can also travel at the reduced fare.

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Senior Railcard

If you are 60 or over you can buy a Senior Railcard. This gives you up to a third off most rail fares throughout the rail network in the UK. They are valid for one year or three years (you can choose which one to buy). 

You can buy it online, on the phone or at any staffed station with your passport or UK driving licence as proof of age. At stations you can also use your birth certificate. For more information, call 0345 300 0250.

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