Assisted travel

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

  • calling 0800 197 1329 (06:00 to 23:00)
  • using type talk on 18001 0800 197 1329
  • filling in an online form

Disabled Person’s Protection Policy

Our Disabled Person’s Protection Policy (DPPP) outlines Great Western Railway’s commitments and standards of service.

To find out more about our DPPP, click here.

Disabled Persons Railcard

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

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Good to know

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

If you’ve pre-booked assisted travel with us, you can get help or assistance on your journey by:

  • call the Assisted Travel team on 0800 197 1329
  • tweet @GWRHelp
  • text 07860 017850

Wheelchair sizes carried

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

Length: 1200mm (including footplates)

Weight: 300kg (including passenger)

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.

Assisted Travel Form 

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Required assistance

GWR train services can carry manual or powered wheelchairs up to the following dimensional and weight limitations: Width 700mm (610mm on Coach L 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 arrive at your departure station 30 minutes before your train leaves and contact a member of staff.


Return journey

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


Do you agree for your personal and journey data to be gathered and held within the Passenger Assist booking system for two years, and made available to all Train Operating Companies and Network Rail for all your bookings, in order that they can arrange and carry out assistance on your behalf?*

From time to time we need to share Passenger Assist data with the Rail Regulator, their research suppliers and our own research suppliers to conduct research in order to drive customer journey improvements. Do you agree to be contacted regarding your experience?*

The information you have provided will only be used for administering your Assisted Travel request. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.