Passenger Assist is a national system used by all train companies, which allows us to make the necessary arrangements for your journey.

Book assistance

How it works

If you have a disability, non-visible disability, or are elderly, you can pre-book journey assistance. We can make sure you get all the help you need for your journey and will arrange everything, including changes, and connections that involve other train companies.

How to book assistance

You just need to let us know up to 6 hours before your journey, within our Assistance Team operating hours (06:00-23:00).
*Purchasing travel tickets, (including, where available cheaper advance fares), can be done at the same time you call to book assistance, all within a single transaction.


  • Accessible Travel Policy
  • Platforms with tactiles at GWR stations
  • Useful downloads
  • Rail Access Map
  • Good to know
  • Supporting passengers with hidden disabilities

If we don’t give you the support you booked

All individual train operating companies have their own recompense policies, which can be found within their own Accessible Travel Policies. If you travel with GWR and your booked assistance fails, you will be compensated. If GWR fails to provide your booked assistance this will be 100% of the cost of a single ticket, or 50% if a return ticket is held. If another train company was responsible for the failure, you can contact them directly, or we can liaise with them on your behalf and provide you with a full explanation in response, including why it happened and what mitigating actions we intend to take as a result.

Our Customer Support team are ready to help and can be contacted by completing our online contact form.

The compensation scheme set out above does not limit or exclude your other legal rights to compensation under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, or Equalities Act 2010. If you believe this applies to your journey, please contact our Customer Support team who will take each case on its merits and respond appropriately.

Where assistance has not been provided due to a delay, and both Delay Repay and Assisted Travel redress could apply, you will be entitled to whichever value is the highest but will not be able to claim both.

For information regarding your rights when you are travelling as a consumer, including under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, see www.gov.uk/consumer-protection-rights.