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MPs say Happy Birthday to the Railcard!

MPs say Happy Birthday to the Railcard!

Transport Minister Norman Baker congratulates the Disabled Persons Railcard

MPs gathered in December to celebrate 30 years of the Disabled Persons Railcard.

The event was hosted by Paul Maynard MP (pictured) and held at a reception in the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, with guest speakers including Transport Minister Norman Baker, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and Sir Bert Massie, one of the founders of the Railcard on the British Rail working group back in 1981.

MPs also welcome the news that journeys made using the Railcard have more than doubled in the last 15 years with 3.5 million trips made last year.

On average last year, Disabled Persons Railcard holders made 29 journeys and saved £99 on rail travel. If they had held a Railcard since 1981, on average they would have saved almost £2,500 and travelled more than 40,000 miles.

We thought that was something worth celebrating with a slice of 30th anniversary cake!

Railcard anniversary cake in green

Read more on the 30th anniversary of the Disabled Persons Railcard.