Concessions available to blind or visually-impaired customers who don’t have a Disabled Persons Railcard and who are travelling with a companion in England and Wales (a different concession applies in Scotland):
If you are registered as blind or visually-impaired and are travelling with another person, the concessionary discounts shown below apply for both you and your companion. You cannot get the discount if you are travelling on your own. The discount applies to adult fares only.
To receive the discount, please present evidence of your visual impairment such as a document from a recognised institution such as Social Services, your Local Authority, The Royal National Institute of Blind People (formerly RNIB) or Blind Veterans UK when buying your ticket and making your journey. Tickets can be purchased from staffed National Rail station ticket offices and on the train.
The concessionary discounts are as follows:
- First or Standard Class anytime single or return tickets – 34% discount
- First or Standard Class anytime day single – 34% discount
- First or Standard Class anytime day return – 50% discount
Disabled Persons Railcard
- 1/3 off rail travel across the UK for the customer and a companion
- The card costs £20 for one year or £54 for 3 years
- The Railcard can be applied for by post or on-line. Full details including conditions of use can be found here
Customers who are blind or visually impaired can also buy one adult Season ticket that enables a companion to travel with them on National Rail services only at no extra cost. It doesn't have to be the same person travelling with them on every journey.
Customers should take evidence of their visual impairment such as a document from a recognised institution such as Social Services, your Local Authority, The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) or St Dunstans when buying their ticket and making the journey. These tickets can be bought from staffed National Rail station ticket offices.
Welsh Government Concessionary Bus Pass Holders
Customers holding a concessionary bus pass issued by a local authority in Wales can travel free by train on the following routes:
- Wrexham to Hawarden Bridge – all year
- Machynlleth to Pwllheli – between 1 October and 31 March (Passes cannot be used on the 06.10 Pwllheli – Machynlleth between Barmouth and Tywyn, the 07.34 Pwllheli – Machynlleth between Penrhyndeudraeth and Harlech, the 12.56 Machynlleth – Pwllheli between Harlech and Penrhyndeudraeth and the 14.56 Machynlleth – Pwllheli between Tywyn and Barmouth.
- Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog – all year
- Shrewsbury to Swansea via Llandovery - between 1 October and 31 March (not valid for journeys wholly between Shrewsbury and Bucknell and Llanelli and Swansea)
Full details can be found here.
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