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The latest STAFF TRAVEL postings from the Rail Delivery Group, etc., are on the Staff Travel News page.
The latest railway-related news can be found on the Industry News page.

Enhanced privilege rate travel

ATOC, now the Rail Delivery Group, released information about an extension to the Enhanced “priv” rate rail staff travel concessions.
See the Rail Delivery Group website here.

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.

Transport for London

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.

Changes from 2 January 2015 (affecting safeguarded staff only)

With effect from 2 January 2015, it has no longer been 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.

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See the U.N. website here for U.N. Older People’s Day – 1st October

“Older persons make wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development. However, discrimination and social exclusion persist. We must overcome this bias in order to ensure a socially and economically active, secure and healthy ageing population.”
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon