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Railways: Concessions

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what concessionary fare systems there are for disabled people to travel by train. (243871)

All train companies offer a disabled persons railcard which gives one third off the price of a large range of rail tickets. The railcard currently costs £18 a year.

The terms of this railcard are protected by the Department for Transport through its franchise agreements with the train operating companies.

In addition passengers who are blind or visually-impaired and are travelling with a companion or passengers who stay in their own wheelchair for a rail journey are eligible for discounted travel without the need for a railcard.