Disabled Persons Railcard

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What is the Disabled Persons Railcard?

With a Disabled Persons Railcard you can get 1/3 off rail fares for you and a friend to travel across Britain. So if your planning a day trip or off to visit family and friends- save with a Disabled Persons Railcard.

Who is it for?

The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult.
You will qualify if you:

  • receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at either:
    • the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or
    • the higher or middle rate for the care component
  • have a visual impairment
  • have a hearing impairment
  • have epilepsy
  • receive Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
  • receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability
  • buy or lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme


  • £30 for one year
  • £70 for three years


How can I get the Disabled Persons Railcard?

To apply online, make sure you have a scan or photo of your evidence of eligibility that you can upload with your application and your card payment details.

Allow 5 working days for your Railcard to be delivered.

Alternatively, you can download and complete one of the application forms and post it with a copy of your evidence of eligibility and payment to:
Disabled Persons Railcard
PO Box 6613
DD11 9AN

Please make cheques and postal orders payable to 'Disabled Persons Railcard'
Allow 10 working days for your Railcard to be delivered

Please note, Disabled Persons Railcards are not available to buy at the station.



What happens next?

If you buy a digital Railcard, you'll be sent a code and once you download the Railcard app and upload the card onto your phone, you can start using it straight away. If not they aim to dispatch your Railcard within one working day of you ordering it, but it’s probably best to allow up to five working days for your Railcard to arrive. It’ll be sent out free of charge by First Class post, but if you prefer, you have the option to pay for Special Delivery.

Where and when can I use my Railcard?

The 16-25 Railcard gets you 1/3 off Standard Anytime and Off-Peak fares, as well as Standard Advance and First Class Advance fares. For more information on when you can use your railcard, read our the full list of applicable fares.

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