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Residents Discount Fares Card

The Swanage Railway Local Residents Discount Card offers a 33% discount on all standard fares on scheduled services to residents of the Purbeck District Council Area.

Non residents of the Purbeck District Council Tax area may wish to consider Holiday Season Tickets (short duration unlimited travel tickets) or becoming a member of the Swanage Railway Trust which offers discounted travel.

Special Event (e.g. Galas and Santa Specials) and Dining Trains are excluded.

Cards cost £15 and are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

To apply for the card complete the application form and take it together with your payment and proof of residency (for example Purbeck District Council Tax Bill or a Utility Bill) to the Booking Office at Swanage Station. A digital photograph will be taken and printed on the card.

For the Swanage Railway Local Residents Discount Card Application Form Click here

Terms and Conditions
You must be a resident of the Purbeck District Council Area to purchase the Swanage Railway Local Residents Discount Card.

The Discount Card and tickets bought with it are not transferable and must not be given, loaned, or resold to anyone else.

The Discount Card will incorporate your digital image.

You must carry your Discount Card with you on your journey and when asked by rail staff, you must show a valid ticket and valid Discount Card. If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay the full price Standard Single fare for your journey as if no ticket had been purchased.
The Discount Card will not be valid if it is damaged. The Swanage Railway does not undertake to issue refunds on unused/unwanted Railcards, or to extend their validity. In the event of loss or damage an application for the replacement of the Discount Card must be made at Swanage Station.
Only one replacement may be issued in a 12 month period for lost or damaged Discount Card and a £5 administration fee is payable. No fee will be charged for the replacement of a stolen Discount Card provided you have a crime reference number/documentation issued by the Police. You will be requested to show some form of identification when obtaining a replacement.
The Discount Card and all tickets issued at the discounted fare are issued subject to the Swanage Railway Conditions of Carriage and the conditions listed here.
The Discount Card does not become your property and if requested must be handed in to a representative of the Swamage Railway.
The right is reserved to revise these Conditions. The Swanage Railway will endeavour to give three months’ notice of any changes before they are due to come into effect.