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STAFF TRAVEL NEWS


TOC Privilege Card Renewal

The TOC Privilege Card has recently been renewed. All renewed cards will be despatched to Employees on 19th June.

If you are missing a TOC Privilege Card that you were expecting when your families’ cards have arrived, this is likely to be due to an outstanding Declaration for your child. Please therefore complete this using the form that you will find on the Forms page.

RST Forms

All of our forms have recently been updated. Please always use the latest Forms page.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  18th June 2018

Heathrow Connect

You can now use your rail staff travel facilities (Staff Travel Card, TOC Privilege Card, Status Pass, TfL Privilege Oyster and Oyster Status Pass) on the whole of the former Heathrow Connect route between Paddington and Heathrow, [which] since from 20th May has been operated by TfL Rail.
There is no change to the usage of Heathrow Express.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  4th June 2018

2 Additional Leisure Railways

Rail Staff Travel are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with Helston Railway and Avon Valley Railway that all rail staff travel facilities holders of a Staff Travel Card or a TOC Privilege Card can enjoy a 75% discount on all standard class, single and return, adult and child fares throughout the year. Additional details are in these documents:-

Helston Railway

Avon Valley Railway

From the Rail Delivery Group –  23rd May 2018

Summer Travel Restrictions 2018

The latest Summer Travel Restrictions booklet (valid from 20 May 2018) is now available on our Where Can I Go and Restrictions page.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  10th May 2018

 Staff Travel Card Renewal

The Staff Travel Cards for the next year starting on 1 April 2018 have recently been renewed and the new cards were despatched on 20 March 2018.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  10th April 2018

First Group Rail Travel Card Renewal

The new cards for the recently renewed First Group Rail Travel Card that starts on the 1 April 2018 were despatched on 14 March 2018.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  10th April 2018

Virgin Trains East Coast Travel Box Card Renewal

The new cards for the VTEC Travel Box Card that starts on the 1 April 2018 were despatched on 26 March 2018.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  10th April 2018

Booking FIP Travel through International Rail

With effect from 1 April 2018, Rail Staff Travel (RST) will no longer be able to subsidise FIP travel to the extent it has previously. We currently do this by retaining the services of one specific agency, which does not charge a booking fee to eligible staff – we pick this up on your behalf.

Currently this is International Rail Limited (IRL). However, they have confirmed that in future, as a result of continued reductions in commissions from the European rail companies, they too will need to charge a modest booking fee to Rail Staff Travel customers. This will be £10 per booking, which is still considerably below what other agencies charge, so there is still a significant subsidy in place.

You are of course always free to use whichever agency best suits your travel needs and preferences.

International Rail continues to offer the widest range of international travel options across the market.

FIP travel is non-contractual and is based on a reciprocal exchange between European rail carriers. RST is not obliged to provide a booking service, nor to pay on behalf of staff any fees associated with this service.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  13th March 2018

VTEC All Stations Pass Renewal

The new cards for tye VTEC All Stations Pass are expected to be despatched on 26 March 2018.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  13th March 2018

First Group Rail Travel Card Renewal

The new cards for the recently renewed First Group Rail Travel Card that starts on the 1 April 2018 will be despatched on 14 March 2018.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  13th March 2018

Staff Travel Card Renewal

The Staff Travel Cards for the next year starting on 1 April 2018 have recently been renewed and the new cards will be despatched on 20 March 2018.

From the Rail Delivery Group –  13th March 2018