Below, you can find details of organisations and charities that may be able to offer you support or guidance as a retired member of the Railways Pension Scheme.
Rail and transport groups
British Transport Pensioners Federation (BTPF)
The BTPF has provided a voice for those retired from the railway industry since 1948 and has more than 50 branches throughout the UK. Over the years, it has secured many financial benefits and improvements
to travel facilities for members and their dependants. The BTPF also offers social activities and trips and members can benefit from discounts on Fred Olsen cruises.
(general enquiries) or John@Harrisonhome.Force9.co.uk
The Railway Employee & Public Transport Association (REPTA) is open to active and retired rail and transport industry staff and families. For a small yearly membership fee, you can benefit from discounts or privilege rates on attractions,
stores, holidays, hotels and insurance products.
Support and advice
Railway Benefit Fund (RBF)
The Railway Benefit Fund is an independent charity that supports railway workers and their families through a variety of issues, offering financial assistance, practical help and advice, all in strict confidence.
The Railway Mission operates a chaplaincy service to staff from all sectors and levels of the railway industry and British Transport Police. The Mission offers the opportunity for friendship and the chance to talk
0771 897 1919Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWrite to:
Mission, Rugby Railway Station, Rugby, CV21 3LA
This is the UK’s largest charity for older people, and has many local services, aimed at inspiring, supporting and enabling people to get the most from life. As well as offering information and advice, it also provides details of fundraising
and volunteering opportunities, plus community events.
0800 0556112 (8am and 7pm)
ageuk.org.uk or ageuk.org.uk/scotland
Rail Staff Travel Limited (RSTL)
Staff travel is managed by RSTL. RSTL can help with queries about your entitlements to both UK and international rail services, fares and charges, renewal of cards, required ID and status passes.
Railpen is unable to help with staff travel queries, so you should contact RSTL directly.
0207 841 8274
Rail Staff Travel, PO Box 72071,
London, EC1P 1JD
Residential and care homes
Set within 4 acres of gardens, Bridge House in Dawlish, South Devon is the ideal place to rest and recuperate with en suite rooms, dedicated staff, a lounge, bar, activity programme and therapy treatments.
Telephone: 01626 866850
This railway charity provides residential and respite care for former railway employees and their close family members. You’ll find a secure, homely environment, where the well-being, comfort and safety of residents is of utmost importance.
Telephone: 01483 763558
Write to: Woking Homes, Oriental Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7BE