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Hello and welcome to the online home of The British Transport Pensioners’ Federation. The B.T.P.F. provides a voice for everyone who has retired from our great railway industry and has been doing so since 1948.

There are 35 branches with some 5,000 members around the U.K. and Ireland and members of other branches are welcome to go to their meetings, events and visits (booking may be required). Please check the BRANCHES list.

Please also note that all BTPF Branch, Council and National Meetings, Events and Visits, are all covered by our own Public Liability Insurance and must take place within current HMG guidelines.

Please visit the NEWS pages found under the “News” link on the Menu bar at top of page for latest BTPF and Branch news. Also, see the INDUSTRY NEWS page for the latest British Railways news for various media. 

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Click here for more background information on each member of our team

Click a link in the Index below to jump to that information on this page

  1.  Fred.Olsen – Last-minute Getaways – Book by 31 October 2022
  2.  Fred.Olsen – Extra savings on last-minute sailings
  3.  News
  4.  Railway Benefit Fund – Retired Rail Community Event
  5.  Railway Benefit Fund – Christmas Appeal
  6.  Railway Benefit Fund – Children’s Fund
  7.  Railway Benefit Fund – How the RBF can help
  8.  Railtrail – Rail escorted tours special offer to BTPF members
  9.  Save FREE TV for Older People
  10.  Concessionary Travel – Burden on Society or an Asset!
  11.  Website Updates – how to update information on your branch page


Download full information HERE

Use your unique booking code to avail of discounts


Save up to £200 pp on a great selection of 2022 cruises

AFFINITY NEWS for 4th October 2022 is HERE

Explore the world the Olsen Way


Explore the world with Fred. Olsen this year and enjoy special savings on

No-Fly cruises from as little as £399pp.

Aboard our smaller ships, journey near and far on itineraries which have been hand-
crafted for guests to experience the history, culture and scenery of the destinations

they visit. Join us from one of our 6 convenient regional departure ports for a stress-
free check-in – avoiding long queues and delays.

FULL details HERE

Also see more from Fred. Olsen HERE

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Head to the News Page of the website to get the latest National and local branch news from the BTPF. Go to Industry News for the latest railway-related news.

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RBF Retired Rail Community Event
November 28th

Click below to read or download the flyer


*** RBF Christmas Appeal ***

Our appeal this year(see image below), is for the Children’s Fund – we have already supported hundreds of families this year and the need is increasing over the winter as energy prices rise and families start to feel the financial strain of Christmas.

You can help(click on link below) by buying cards and calendars via our
Christmas Shop  
Donate via JustGiving 

Thank you as always for your support

RBF Christmas Shop Poster

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With the school summer holidays ahead of us and the new school year around the corner it’s an expensive time ahead for parents!

Railway Benefit Fund have recently been helping families with music lessons, sports equipment, summer camps, clubs and school uniform.

The fund is available to families with a household income less than £40,000 and it is for a maximum of £300 which can make all the difference when finances are a struggle.

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The RBF is the only UK charity solely dedicated to supporting current, retired and former railway employees and their families through tough times. We are proud to say we are there for all railway people.

We are not a membership based charity which means we will help anyone regardless of whether they give to us.
The RBF has a long history of giving financial grants for such things as funeral costs, white goods and household items, debt relief, mobility aids, respite and convalescence costs, home repairs and disability adaptations, rent deposits, car repairs and so on and we still do this but we now also offer: –
Legal Advice through our Law Express App
Debt and budgeting advice through our partnership with Citizens Advice Manchester
Carers’ Support Service via our dedicated support telephone line
Please explore our website www.railwaybenefitfund.org.uk for further details or ring our Services Team on 0345 241 2885 Option 1 and we will be happy to assist you or email: support@railwaybenfitfund.org.uk

As the railway industry’s charity we are here to support all and a small monthly gift can make a huge difference to how many of our railway family we can help.

We are almost entirely funded by the generous support of current and retired employees
from those who donate £1.00pw through to a larger annual donation we are so very grateful. If you too can support us in this way then please get in contact.
Ring 0345 241 2885 Option
5 to speak to our Finance Manager or look at our website for more information.
A great way to support us is to visit and purchase from our online shop at www.railwaybenefitfund.org.uk

For further information, ring our Fundraising Team on 0345 241 2885 option 4 who will be happy to help.

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** Special Offer to BTPF members **

10% Discount on UK and Continental Tours

Why not let someone else do the driving and explore superb scenery, experience excellent food, stay in quality hotels and visit stunning destinations. If that’s appealing to you, well you’re on the right track booking with Railtrail Tours

Members may use the code below (once per member) to receive 10% OFF their first ever booking with Railtrail Tours.  Codes can be used either when booking over the phone or when booking online via the website. 

If the member books multiple tours at the same time the code will be applied to the highest value tour

Book online at www.railtrail.co.uk
Telephone +44(0)1538 382323

Remember, booking online or by phone the code should be quoted as BTPF10 

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Save Free TV for Older People

Sign the petition HERE

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Concessionary Travel

Burden on Society or Valuable Asset?

by P G Rayner FCILT  FIRO Assoc. IRSE MCIM

Click HERE to read the paper (Adobe Reader necessary – get it free here)

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Website Updates

Remember – Branches, Groups, etc. OWN THE DATA on the pages
and should keep them up to date to be effective

Because of several difficulties it was agreed in 2019 that website updates should be in the form of a computer file if possible, which will allow the Website Manager and Assistant to directly copy / cut / paste exactly what is submitted, reducing errors and time to get the right results.
It should be noted that the limitations of the website edit system may change lettering styles, etc.
For those who cannot send a file, a typed or printed copy should be sent, for legibility.
The website ‘Contact‘ system is very limited and it changes layouts, etc., so should be avoided unless it’s your only available method.

Submissions should be sent via systems@btpf.org. This ensures that any of the current team can deal with them

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