If you are a permanent resident in Warrington of state pension age you can apply for a Senior Railcard or an Older Person’s Bus Pass.

If you would like both, you can apply for an Older Person’s Bus Pass from us and purchase a Senior Railcard from National Rail, please see their website for more information.

Check your State Pension age on the GOV.UK website

Railcards are issued free of charge and are valid for 1 year. When we've received your completed application and supporting information, if you qualify, we will provide you with a code which can be redeemed on the National Rail website. 

If you’re over 60 but not of pension age, we can’t give you a code, however, you can purchase a Senior Railcard from National Rail, please see their website for more information.

Benefits of a Senior Railcard

A Senior Railcard gives you 1/3 off a wide range of train fares, not free travel.

Please note that time and train restrictions may apply; not every ticket type is available for every journey you may wish to take. To avoid confusion, please check before booking.

How to apply

Apply for a Senior Railcard

You'll need to include:

  • proof of address - such as your driving licence, benefit award/pension letter, or we can check our records (we don’t accept utility bills, bank statements or tenancy agreements)
  • proof of identity - such as the photo of your passport, a valid driving licence photocard, marriage certificate or birth certificate (if you're a married woman - you'll also need a marriage certificate)

You’ll need to have a photo of each of these, or have them scanned onto your computer, phone or tablet, so that you can upload them to your online application form.

If you’re unable to upload your documents to your application, please email them to concessionarytravel@warrington.gov.uk or post them to Concessionary Travel Team, East Annexe, Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington WA1 1UH.

If you’re eligible we’ll issue a code to you, then, go to the Senior Railcard page on the National Rail website - you'll need to enter the code we have issued to you when asked.

You'll need an email address and either your passport number or driving licence number to enable you to do this, if you don’t have an email address and passport or driving licence, please call 0345 3000 250 and the National Rail Railcard customer service team will help you complete your application.

Renew your railcard

If you would like to renew your railcard, you'll need to reapply and provide your supporting information again. This will enable us to issue a new code. Please don't apply more than one month in advance of your railcard expiry date.

If you don't want to renew your railcard, you can apply for a bus pass instead. We can't issue a bus pass if you have a valid railcard.

Lost or stolen railcards

If your railcard is lost or stolen, report it to National Rail.  You can find information on their website about how to arrange a replacement.