We're committed to accessible travel for all our passengers
You can book Assisted Travel by:
- Our Southeastern app. To download our app, click on the Apple or Google Play button below. Once you have our app downloaded, please select ‘Menu’, ‘Passenger Assist, ‘Book Passenger Assist’.
- The Passenger Assist app. To find out more about Passenger Assist visit https://passengerassistance.com/faq/.
- By filling out our Assisted Travel webform below.
- By calling our Assisted Travel team on 0800 783 4524.
Please note you can request Assisted travel at any point during your journey. To make sure we have staff available to help you, we recommend you book at least 2 hours in advance of travelling.
You can contact us to request Assisted travel at any time of the day. If your journey involves another train company we may need to confirm part of your journey with them. This might depend on their contact centre opening hours. If this is the case, we will discuss options with you.
- If you’ve booked via the Southeastern app, you’re able to amend your request via the app. Select ‘View booking assistance’, choose the relevant journey and then ‘Amend request’ at the bottom of the page.
- If you’ve booked via the Passenger Assist app, you can change your journey details on the ‘My Journeys’ page within your app.
- If you’ve booked via our Assisted Travel webform or by calling Passenger Assist, you can change your booking by calling us on 0800 783 4524.
- If you’ve booked via the Southeastern app, you can cancel your assistance via the app. Select ‘View booking assistance’, choose the relevant journey and then ‘Cancel request’ at the bottom of the page.
- If you’ve booked via the Passenger Assistance app, you can cancel a request or booking on the ‘My Journeys’ tab within your app.
- If you’ve booked via our Assisted Travel webform or by calling us, you can cancel your booking by calling us back on 0800 783 4524.
We understand if you’re elderly, disabled or perhaps are travelling with a pram/buggy it’s helpful to know what stations have stairs.
We’re working to have all our stations step-free. Until then, you can check your station information page for your local station.
If you need help or assistance with your journey, please let us know. You can book assistance free of charge.
Also, our travel tools offer lots of ways not only for you to plan your journey but to also keep up to date with live information.
We welcome wheelchairs and mobility scooters up to 1200mm long and 700mm wide and they can travel in the space provided.
We use train to platform boarding ramps that are available on all our trains and have a combined (user and chair/scooter) weight restriction of 300kg.
For more information, download our wheelchair and scooter guide PDF.
While we don't offer free travel for carers, we can offer discounts to blind or visually impaired passengers travelling with a companion and for those people who remain seated in their own wheelchair for a rail journey and do not have a railcard.
These tickets cannot be bought from a ticket machine but have to be bought at a ticket office or from on-train staff.
This policy was updated in January 2021 and explains our approach to helping passengers with restricted mobility, a range of disabilities and those requiring assistance.
Its purpose is to help you plan your journey when travelling with us and to help you understand what services we offer and how we plan to meet your expectations when travelling with us.
You will find information on a variety of areas including getting assistance with us and facilities that we have.