Frequently Asked Questions?

Can I use the Railcard in Northern Ireland or Eire?

The Disabled Persons Railcard can only be used for discounts on the National Rail network in Great Britain, that is England, Scotland and Wales. It cannot be used on the Irish mainland, neither in Northern Ireland nor Ireland.

Residents of Northern Ireland (being eligible to receive UK benefits) can apply for the Railcard to use when they travel in Scotland, Wales or England.

With regard to concessionary travel schemes on the Irish mainland:

Northern Ireland: see www.translink.co.uk

Eire: There is a domestic scheme of free travel for people with disabilities that is only available to Irish citizens who normally reside in the Republic of Ireland. There is also an All Ireland Free Travel Pass and this is available to people over the age of 66. This scheme is operated by the Department of Social and Family Affairs. See www.irishrail.ie for further information.