If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult, you may qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk
(see 'Are you eligible?' below).
It costs £20 for one year, or £54 for three years (equivalent to £18 per year), and gets you one-third off most train travel. That means if you spend over £60 on eligible rail fares in a year (or £55 if you have a three year card), then it's worth getting one as the savings beat the cost of the card.
Unlike most other railcards, there are no time restrictions for when the Disabled Persons Railcard can be used, although it won't work on season tickets. What's more, if you travel with another adult, they'll also get one-third off.
Are you eligible?
You should qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard if any of these apply to you:
Receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at either the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or the higher or middle rate for the care component.
Have a visual impairment.
Have a hearing impairment.
Receive Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance.
Receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement.
Receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability.
Buy or lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme.
You'll need to provide evidence of your eligibility when applying – see the Disabled Persons Railcard site for a list of accepted proof [ http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/are-you-eligible/
The railcard can't be bought at station ticket offices, but you can pick up an application form which you'll need to complete and post – or you can apply for the card online.
Can children get this railcard?
If your child (aged 5-15) has one of the eligible disabilities, they can apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard (or you can apply on their behalf). They won't get discounted child fares, but the card will allow one adult travelling with them to get one-third off.