Guide

Transport help for older or disabled people

Last updated: 25 May 2017

Trains and the subway

Concessionary train travel

Some local councils offer over-60 and disabled people free or discounted train travel. Visit the National Rail Enquiries website to check if this is available in your area.

Only holders of National Entitlement Cards can get concessionary train travel. Visit Transport Scotland to find out how to apply.

Senior Railcard

With a Senior Railcard, anyone aged 60 or over can save a third on standard and first class train fares throughout Great Britain.

You can buy a Senior Railcard at mainline train stations or online.

Disabled Persons Railcard

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult, you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. You'll get a third off most train fares throughout Great Britain. If you're travelling with an adult companion, they can get the same discount.

You can buy a Disabled Persons Railcard at mainline train stations or online.

Rail travel assistance for disabled passengers

Train companies usually arrange for staff to meet you at your departure station, accompany you to the train and see you safely on board.

Similar arrangements can be made at your destination station and other stations if you need to change trains. For example, ramps can be provided for wheelchair users.

For further information, visit the ScotRail website.

The Subway (Glasgow)

The Subway in Glasgow has a number of accessibility features.

  • Wheelchairs are permitted in the subway if folded. This is due to the small size of the trains.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.
  • Ticket offices have amplification equipment for customers with hearing problems.

Further information on mobility and access is available via the STP website.

Transport help for older or disabled people
Trains and the subway