The man in the ticket office assured me I would be eligible for this, as I have a Blue Badge, and have very obvious (CMT) mobility problems. He gave me an application form.
However the form requires you to produce proof that you are receiving DLA, PIP or certain other payments/allowances, have a Motability car, or that you are deaf (or use a hearing aid!), visually impaired or suffer from epilepsy. Unfortunately none of the allowances or Motability applies to me.
A telephone call confirmed that being disabled enough to qualify for a Blue Badge (even under the current stringent conditions) and to depend on Assisted Travel cuts no ice.
If it's not on the form , it doesn't count.
I did eventually get a grudging sort-of agreement that if I could enclose a supporting letter from my consultant with my application, plus a full description of my disability, they just might consider my case. But they might not.
So now I shall have to ask my kind and helpful neurologist to write a letter, taking up his valuable time
- with no guarantee of success.
This seems completely unsatisfactory to me.