Frequently Asked Questions?

I have a Blue Badge parking permit - does this make me eligible for a Disabled Persons Railcard?

No

Being a Blue Badge holder does not, in itself, entitle a person to qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard. The Blue Badge scheme is designed to give parking privileges to people with mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. It is run by local authorities who have the flexibility to use their discretion when issuing badges. So whilst many of the people who have Blue Badges may be candidates for a Railcard, there are many who would not (for example, people with short term illnesses and conditions or parents of children who need to transport bulky medical equipment). Therefore we cannot accept the Blue Badge alone as grounds to issue a Railcard.