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You, or the person you care for, may be able to buy a Disabled Persons Railcard. The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult.

There also other railcards that might help you save money if you are 60 or over, travel with children, are between 16 and 25 or travel on certain train routes. You have to pay for all railcards but they give you money off tickets.

Accessible trains and stations

Find out about accessibile trains and stations and check if the station you want to use is accessible.

Get help from train staff

If you, or the person you care for, needs help from train staff, for example getting on and off trains, train companies will do their best to help customers who need assistance. Some train companies may ask for up to 24 hours’ notice.

Find out more about getting help when you travel on trains.

Dementia friendly stations

British Transport Police has a useful video about making it easier to travel by train for someone who has dementia:

Disabled Person's Railcard

Who can apply?

The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult. 

What discounts do you get?

You will get 1/3rd off rail tickets. If the person you care for has a Disabled Persons Railcard you will be able to get 1/3rd off your ticket too (this is for anyone travelling with them – you don’t need to prove you are a carer). You can get a discount at any time of day.

Find out more about the Disabled Persons Railcard.

Other railcards

If you, or the person you care for, can't get a Disabled Person's Railcard you might be able to apply for one of the other railcards.

Senior Railcard

If you are 60 or over you can get a Senior Railcard.  You can buy this online or in a station.

16-25 Railcard

If you are aged 16 to 25 or in full time study you can get a 16-25 Railcard

Family & Friends Railcard.

If you travel with a child you could get a Family & Friends Railcard.

Two Together Railcard

It you always travel with another adult it might be worth you getting a Two Together Railcard where two named adults travelling together pay reduced fares.

If you live in Northern Ireland

There are SmartPasses in Northern Ireland that offer discounts if you are 60+.

Find out more about Rail travel concessions in Northern Ireland on nidirect.

Next update due: September 2018