Public Transport

Many beneficiaries find it both difficult and expensive to use public transport. These pages provide information on how to find help and save money.

Disabled persons railcard (DPRC)

The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult. The Trust has an arrangement with ATOC – Association of Train Operating Companies to help beneficiaries apply for a DPRC.

This can be done as follows:

  • By Post – for those beneficiaries who prefer to apply for their DPRC by post, we can support you by sending you a letter confirming that you are a beneficiary of the Thalidomide Trust which you can send with your application form.
  • On-line – for those beneficiaries who prefer to apply on-line, we can supply you with an individual code, which you can use to complete your on-line application.

If you would like to apply for an DPRC, please e-mail hello@thalidomidetrust.org or telephone 01480 474074

There are other concessionary discounts on fares available for visually-impaired people or wheelchair users who do not have a Disabled Persons Railcard.

http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/using-your-railcard/other-discounts/

Travelling on the London Underground

A newly published version of the Underground map now shows the stations in greater detail. Stations with disability access are marked on the map as well as whether they are overground or underground. There are currently different types of disabled access: Step-free access from street to train and Step-free access from street to platform, all of which are marked out on the map. There is a very handy "Step-Free guide" which shows you all of the routes you can take as well as a "Avoiding Stairs Tube Guide".

Click here to see the large version of the whole map.