Assisted travel

Older and disabled passengers can book assisted travel with us by:

  • calling 0800 197 1329
  • using type talk on 18001 0800 197 1329

Good to know

Arrive at the station you’re travelling from 30 minutes before your train leaves, and contact a member of station staff. 

There isn’t an accessible toilet in First Class on high-speed trains.

Wheelchair sizes carried

Width: 700mm (610mm on Coach L First Class high-speed train)

Length: 1200mm (including footplates)

Weight: 300kg (including passenger)

Disabled Persons Railcard 

Get a third off rail tickets for £20 a year or £54 for 3 years with the Disabled Persons Railcard 

Devon Access Wallet 

Train travel becomes easier for people with communication difficulties, disabilities or limited English with the Devon Access Wallet. Visit the Devon Access Wallet website for more information. 

Useful downloads

Assisted Travel Form

About you

Required assistance

First Great Western train services can carry manual or powered wheelchairs up to the following dimensional and weight limitations: Width 700mm (640mm on Coach G First Class HST) Length (including footplates) 1200mm Weight (including passenger) 300kg. First Class Accommodation on high speed trains (HST) contains no wheelchair accessible toilet.

Outward journey

Please tell us about how you will be arriving at the station. In order to help us provide you with the correct assistance please plan to arrive at your departure station 20 - 30 minutes early and contact a member of staff on arrival.

Return journey

Please tell us about how you will be departing the station.

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At the station

Stations on our network: car parking, WiFi, places to eat, accessibility and more.

Luggage delivery service

Travel without the hassle of heavy luggage. Use our Carry My Luggage service.