Senior Railcard Travel Restrictions

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2019 National Retired Members Conference
7 June 2019
Carried as Amended

This Conference notes that since the denationalisation of the Railways and the breaking up of British Rail, several train companies have now taken over the running of the trains all over the country. The introduction of the Senior Rail Card which is national and is recognised by all the companies is excellent and very helpful to keep older citizens active, but it has culminated in different travel conditions in different areas of the country, regarding what times it can be used.

This means you have to check each operator’s times of when they consider off peak times are in their area. There is no consistency.

Conference instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee to:

1)Lobby the Westminster Government Department of Transport to instruct all train companies to have consistent time restrictions in all areas of the country;

2)Campaign to ensure restrictions on use of the Senior Rail Card in the morning are no later than 9.00am and for afternoon restrictions to be lifted entirely.