HRA Privilege

HRA Privilege

Save money, visit more railways and support the heritage rail sector with the new HRA Privilege pass.


From just £35.00 per year for staff and volunteers at participating HRA members.


HRA Privilege is the new identity for the Heritage Railway Association's long-standing reciprocal travel scheme, formerly known as InterRail. 

HRA Privilege provides free or discounted travel and entry for heritage railway volunteers and staff on more than 100 railways, cliff railways and tramways across the UK. Volunteers and staff from all HRA member railways and organisations are elligible for the scheme. The HRA Privilege reciprocal travel scheme is the biggest of its type in the world,

It's a great benefit for working volunteers and staff.

Each HRA Privilage pass covers TWO adults at any of the participating railways. The one off purchase saves money on every visit throughout the year.

Using the HRA Privilege pass couldn't be easier. Simply present your pass at the booking office when buying tickets.

Massive discounts of up to 100% available at heritage railways, cliff railways and tramways throughout the UK.

Full list of participating members

Heritage Railway Association Policy and Communications Manager, Mark Pearce, said: “I know from personal experience as a young working volunteer, that having the HRA pass made all the difference when I was looking to visit other railways and learn from how others did things. It’d be great to see more people from HRA members visiting each others railways and creating new opportunities to share their experiences and knowledge.”


How to get your HRA Privilege pass

HRA Privilege passes can be purchased at your own member railway or organisation in the same way that our previous InterRail passes were. However, for the first time, we can now also offer HRA Privilege passes for sale directly, for dispatch to your railway. 

Before making a purchase, please take time to read the Terms and Conditions. Please note that purchases made by any persons not eligible for this scheme will incur an admin fee, deducted from any refunds. 

Please note that passes are usually produced in batches at two week intervals and delivered via the local Privilege Coordinator at your railway or tramway when ready. You should therefore order your card at least two weeks before you would like to start using it. Please contact your local Privilege Coordinator to confirm collection/delivery arrangements.

HRA Privilege passes are valid from March in the year of purchase to the end of the following
February. A large proportion of purchasers buy with their summer holiday plans in mind,so sales continue right through spring and into summer.

Purchase a HRA Privilege pass online


Did you know?

The HRA Privilege pass directly benefits your railway and supports the work of the HRA too.

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If you have any queries specifically on HRA Privilege, please contact us here.

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