DISABLED PERSONS RAILCARDS – VALIDITY ON LONDON UNDERGROUND

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Conference
2006 National Disabled Members' Conference
Date
7 July 2006
Decision
Carried

Disabled people who hold a Disabled Persons Railcard have derived much benefit from the fact that they can economically access the national railway network.

It is therefore difficult for a Disabled Persons Railcard holder to find that Transport for London do not recognise the Disabled Persons Railcard as a document on which the holder can claim a discount on the price of their train tickets. This also applies where a Disabled Persons Railcard holder seeks to commence a journey from a London Underground railway station to a destination served by the national system anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales.

A journey commenced in the opposite direction would attract the appropriate discounts available to a Disabled Persons Railcard holder.

This National Disabled Members Conference calls upon the National Disabled Members Committee to seek an end to this anomaly by bringing the matter to the attention of the Disabled Passengers Advisory Committee and other disability interest groups for joint campaigning on the issue.