Law no 147/2000 regarding the reductions granted by the retired persons in domestic traffic, with subsequent amendments and additions, provides for the retired persons within the public pension system as well as for the retired persons from the other social insurance systems the granting of 6 simple trips, every year, with a 50 % reduction of the rate that is established for railway trips by passenger trains, either fast or express trains on the 2nd class.

The spouse shall also be granted these facilities for railway transport, as appropriate, while observing the overall number of trips the respective holder is entitled to. The spouse may travel by himself/herself or together with the respective holder.

In case such spouse trips by himself/herself when checking the trip tickets he/she shall provide the identity card and the special trip coupon of the respective holder.

Railway trip shall be made if provided with the trip ticket that is issued based on the special coupons that are nominal, they may not be transmitted and are issued on a yearly basis and against the payment of 50% of the transport rate for a passenger trains and the supplement for a fast. Interregio train, 2nd class, as appropriate.

In case a seat reservation is issued the respective reservation ticket is to be integrally paid.

The special coupon is made up of the coupon counterfoil, six cut-off coupons and six cut-off annex coupons, corresponding to six simple trips. The annex coupons are used only for railway transport, in case the trip that is started by a certain train shall be continued by a superior train or in case an interrupted trip is continued by a superior train.

The special trip coupon provided by the beneficiary of free trips for identification in the transport vehicle shall be the pension coupon for the month of issue of such special trip coupons.
            Travel by an Intercity train, on the 1st class, on a sleeping/couchette car or on another route than that being written down on the special trip coupon may only be made against the integral payment of any rate differences.
 

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