Discounted rail travel on the Valley Lines network in South Wales 
Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
Nearest stations

The Valley Lines Senior Railcard offers 50% off Standard Day Return standard class rail fares on the Valley Lines and can be used on selected services timed to arrive into Cardiff after 09.29. The railcard is available to anyone aged 60 or over and costs £5.00 valid for one year. 

Participating train companies
Transport for Wales;  

Last updated: 26 August 2016



£10 for the railcard for a one year duration, and then 50% off Standard Day Return fares between Valley Line stations.


Cardholder only

Discounts available with these products

Last updated: 02 January 2019


Area of validity

Valid for use on all Transport for Wales Valley Lines services within the valid time period (all stations between Cardiff Central and: Cardiff Bay, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Treherbert, Coryton, Radyr (City Line), Barry Island, Penarth, Maesteg and Ebbw Vale).

Not valid on services between Cardiff Central and Newport to Cheltenham.

Further Information

As an alternative to the Valleys Senior Railcard, Transport for Wales now also offer a 34% discount on the same routes for customers presenting a Concessionary Card provided by their local council. These are available to buy on the train and at any staffed station on the Cardiff Valley Lines network.

The discount is valid all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. On Mondays to Fridays, the discount is valid on all trains arriving at Cardiff Central at 09:29 or later, for the entire duration of the train's journey.

Period of availability

Valid on Valley Lines services which are scheduled to arrive at Cardiff Central at 09:29 or later, for the entire duration of the train's journey. The railcard is also valid on all Valley Lines services on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

06/09/2009 - Until further notice

Last updated: 14 October 2018


Available to purchase
06/09/2009 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets

The railcard can be purchased at any staffed station in the Cardiff Valley Lines network

Last updated: 10 March 2013