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Baby on Board badge

Don’t be left standing on a packed train. If you’re a mum to be you can get a free Baby on Board badge to let everyone know you need a seat

Baby on Board badges for mums-to-be

We realise it can be difficult for pregnant women travelling on our busy trains when there are no seats available. To make travelling by train easier, Southeastern provide “Baby on Board” badges for our mums-to-be. The idea is that other passengers are more likely to spot that you may need a seat if you are wearing a badge.
 
Applying is easy. Just request a badge using our online feedback form, or give our customer services team a call on 0345 322 7021 and they’ll be happy to put one in the post for you.


Priority seating

Pregnant passengers also meet the criteria for a Priority Seating Card.
 
This card can be shown to fellow passengers who are sitting in a priority seat and gives them priority over non-card holders.


First class

Also, if you’re 20 weeks or more into your pregnancy and travel with us at least twice a week, you can apply for authorisation to sit in first class when there are no seats available in standard class. We offer this as a courtesy to mums-to-be, but of course we can't guarantee there’ll always be a seat available.
 
To apply, we need a copy of a MAT B1 form, or a signed letter from your GP or midwife which confirms pregnancy and the date the baby is due. We also need a photocopy of your season ticket and photocard or tickets/receipts or letter from your employer to show you travel with us at least two times a week. We’d also need to know your name and contact details. Please send these details to:
 
Southeastern Customer Services
PO Box 10422
Unit 16 Coalfield Way
ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH
LE65 9EL

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