Trains are slowly becoming more accessible in line with the 1998 Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations. These regulations were brought into force under Section 46 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1996. You can book assistance to get on or off the train, access to ramps, or pre-book accessible seating for any train in the country through National Rail Enquiries.
You may also be entitled to a Disabled Persons Rail Card giving you discounted train fares.
If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you may qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. The Railcard allows you – and an adult companion with you – to get a 1/3 off most Standard and First Class fares throughout Great Britain.
Buy a one year card for £18, take a journey that usually costs £54 and the card has paid for itself. A three year card is also available for £48.
You must provide proof that you qualify for a Railcard. You might qualify if you: have a visual impairment or a hearing impairment or have epilepsy or are in receipt of a disability related benefit.
Find out how to get a Disabled Persons Railcard
National Rail Enquiries
Tel: 08457 484 950