Public, Community & School Transport

Rail Travel Discounts

Senior Railcard


If you are aged 60 or over, you are eligible for a Senior Railcard, which entitles you to a third off the price of most standard, first class and advance fares. The card costs £28 and is valid for one year. Application Forms are available from your local rail station, or you can purchase this online . Completed forms need to be handed in at the rail station with proof of age (birth certificate, passport or driving licence) and a passport-sized photograph. Cards can be purchased or renewed over the phone.

The Railcard Team
PO BOX 547
Pitsford
Northampton
NN6 9XQ

Email: railcardHelp@atoc.org



Tel: 08448 714036

Disabled Person's Railcard

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. A Disabled Person's Railcard costs £20 and is valid for one year or £54 for a three year Railcard.  The Railcard entitles you to a third off the price of most rail fares in Great Britain and if you travelling with an adult companion, they can also travel at the same discounted fare.

You need to give proof that you are eligible for a Railcard. You might qualify if at least one of the following applies:

  • you have a visual impairment or a hearing impairment

  • you have epilepsy and continue to suffer from attacks despite medication

  • you are in receipt of a disability-related benefit.

Application forms are available from rail stations and main post offices and can also be downloaded. Send you completed form with your proof of entitlement and £20 to:

Disabled Persons Railcard Office
PO Box 11631
Laurencekirk
AB30 9AA

Cheques made payable to 'Disabled Persons Railcard'.  Please allow 10 working days for your card to arrive. Railcards may be renewed over the phone or on an online form.

For further details and an application form contact:

Tel: 0845 605 0525
textphone: 0845 601 0132
www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

Non-railcard holders

If you use a wheelchair and wish to remain in it for a rail journey, you will be offered:

  • Single - 34% off

  • First Class or Standard Day Return - 50%

  • First Class or Standard Open Return - 34%

A companion may also travel with you at the same discounted fare.If you are registered blind or partially sighted, you can get discounted fares, but only if you are travelling with a companion. In this situation, you will both be offered:

  • Single - 34%

  • First Class or Standard Day Return - 50%

  • First Class or Standard Open Return - 34%

You will need to show proof of your impairment when you buy you ticket. Guide dogs travel free of charge.

Other discounted tickets such as 'savers' and 'cheap day returns' may offer better value to you in some cases. You should ask about these when you buy your ticket. If you are a regular traveller, you may be better off applying for a Disabled Person's Railcard.