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Can I get a Priority Card?

Find out if you qualify for priority seating and what evidence you need to send in when you apply to Great Northern for a card.

You can get a priority card if you find it hard to stand on the train, for instance if you are:

  • disabled or have a medical condition
  • blind or visually impaired
  • pregnant
  • over 65
  • travelling with a child under 3

You can show your card to someone in a priority seat to ask them to give up their seat for you.

Find out more about priority cards.

Evidence for your priority card

When you apply for a priority card you’ll need to send us copies of documents showing us:

  • proof of your address – such as a utility bill, driving licence or council tax bill
  • evidence of why you need the card

Make sure you send us a copy of any document, not the original.

See the lists below for the documents you can send us to prove you qualify for a priority card. 

If you are disabled or have a medical condition

Send us a copy of one of the following:

  • Doctor’s note confirming your disability or medical condition
  • Attendance Allowance award letter
  • Disability Living Allowance award letter
  • Personal Independence Payments award letter
  • Incapacity Benefit certificate
  • letter from Jobcentre Plus 
  • letter from Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)

If you are blind or visually impaired

Send us a copy of one of the following:

  • Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Certificate of being registered blind or partially-sighted (BD8)
  • Social Services official stamp on your priority card application form

If you are pregnant

Send us a copy of one of the following:

  • Maternity Certificate (MAT B1)
  • Written confirmation from your doctor
  • NHS Maternity Exemption Certificate

If you are over 65

Send us a copy of one of the following:

  • your birth certificate
  • your driving licence
  • your passport

If you are travelling with a child under 3

Send us a copy of:

  • your child’s birth certificate

Need to know more?

Find out how to apply for a priority card and read our frequently asked questions.