News Archive

Welcome to the news archive section of the British Transport Pensioners’ Federation.

Archived items remain on this page generally until one year old.
HERE is the current News page.

Fuel Poverty

NPC Budget Briefing

The previous NPC briefing on the November 2017 budget is HERE.
From the NPC – 23rd November 2017.

NPC Briefing Paper

Read the National Pensioners’ Convention briefing on fuel poverty HERE.
From the NPC – 23rd November 2017.


BRITISH TRANSPORT PENSIONERS FEDERATION
NATIONAL ARBORETUM

 Armistice Day Service
SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2017

On Saturday 11th November 2017, Armistice Day, Les McDowell, BTPF Chairman, accompanied by Tony Cotgreave and David Hughes the BTPF Secretary, attended the Railway Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas. At 11.00 a two minutes silence was respected and then a wreath laid at our Memorial followed by a short service

Les McDowell and Tony Cotgreave at the Memorial

Click on the picture to enlarge

Change of Name Form

There are two new online forms (XX25 and XX26) on our forms page allowing you to notify us and supply evidence of your or your dependent’s change of name.
From the Rail Delivery Group – 24th October 2017.

Privilege Oyster Application Form

The Privilege Oyster Application form is now an online form. This is only available to Safeguarded Employees and their eligible family members.
From the Rail Delivery Group – 31st August 2017.

Changes affecting safeguarded staff only

It is no longer possible to buy privilege rate paper single and return tickets to TfL destinations (London Underground, DLR and most London Overground stations) at London Underground ticket offices.
Read more

Registering new Staff Travel Cards to Privilege Oyster Cards

You will need both your Registered Oyster Card and Staff Travel Card (box card) with you, and get help from LUL ticket barrier staff.
A question was raised at the recent Western Association A.G.M. about how to register each year’s staff travel card to one’s Oyster card, since the closure of London Underground ticket offices. It was suggested that we can do this ourselves using a ticket machine.
A trial run after the A.G.M., with the help of the underground staff, showed that the staff must use their own card to access the machine’s registration process with a PIN. None of the staff approached knew of a way for Oyster Card holders to do the registration themselves.
The staff were easily found, forthcoming and helpful – this at Paddington, lawn end.

Cross-Channel Travel Advice

With the current security situation in Belgium and France, the Government has released advice to passengers wishing to travel to and from continental Europe.
Click here for their information.

Enhanced privilege rate travel

The Privilege Oyster Application form is now an online form. This is only available to Safeguarded Employees and their eligible family members.
See the Rail Delivery Group website here.
From the Rail Delivery Group – 31st August 2017.

Privilege Oyster Application Form

The Privilege Oyster Application form is now an online form.
This is only available to Safeguarded Employees and their eligible family members.
From the Rail Delivery Group – 23rd June 2017

 


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