Disabled Persons Railcard

Just received my card through the post but was surprised to see it doesn’t have a photo on it.

I was asked for a photo as part of the application - is my card printed correctly?

Has anyone else got a card without a photo?

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  • GlasweJen
    GlasweJen Posts: 7,451 Forumite
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    I don't think any of the cards have a photo
  • No they don't have photos, which is a bit odd.
  • Hasbeen
    Hasbeen Posts: 4,404 Forumite
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    edited 13 April 2019 at 7:58AM
    GlasweJen wrote: »
    I don't think any of the cards have a photo

    Already answered in OPs other thread, same question??

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5989715


    All railcards apart from disabled, family & friends and senior have photos.

    https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/travel-by-train/national-railcards


    ?????
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  • nicetomeetyou
    nicetomeetyou Posts: 310 Forumite
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    edited 13 April 2019 at 2:12PM
    I wasn't asked for a photo when I applied for my disabled rail card.
  • Cyclamen
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    Are you confused with the bus pass? I sent a photo for my bus pass and it is scanned onto the bus pass card.

    I have never needed a photo for disabled rail card and it doesn't show one. It doesn't get checked that often I have it out to hand over with tickets but they rarely take it so it could easily eb someone elses gender /name etc. I think I had to send off a copy of my PIP last time I applied.
  • Cyclamen wrote: »
    Are you confused with the bus pass? I sent a photo for my bus pass and it is scanned onto the bus pass card.

    I have never needed a photo for disabled rail card and it doesn't show one. It doesn't get checked that often I have it out to hand over with tickets but they rarely take it so it could easily eb someone elses gender /name etc. I think I had to send off a copy of my PIP last time I applied.

    I'll be using my rail card for the first time in June. Do I hand the card over with my ticket to the train conductor or isn't he interested in the rail card?
  • You will need the card when you buy the ticket(s) and should show the card if asked for your ticket on board, not needed when exiting the station through barriers.
  • Cyclamen
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    Nicetomeetyou

    You should always carry the card.

    My experience is some guards say 'don't worry' as i'm trying to get it out my purse or offer it. A few look at it in my hand and only once have they checked the date/name.

    When buying the tickets I always ask for disabled and carer to place name and say I have a card. Again they have often printed tickets before i get card out and have never taken it to look at.

    Nicetomeetyou If It's a planned journey I find the assistance travel scheme really helpful. You can usually fill a form in online but I tend to phone them and the train guards almost always then know to expect me so they can get off train and help. (My station doesn't have station guards). If you have a change in journey it speeds things up and helps with my nerves. I've had platform staff meet the train, do ramps, and walk with me to next train or take me to waiting room to collect me later.
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