Concessionary Fares Scheme for disabled people and older people
What is the Concessionary Fares Scheme?
It gives free, off-peak local bus travel throughout England.
Disabled Person's Travel Permit
Apply for a Disabled Persons Travel Permit now (pdf, 339kb)
Who is it for?
People who have a disability. This is called a "Disabled Travel Permit". The person with the disability may be allowed to have another person travelling with them who would get the same concession.
A person will be able to get a disabled person's travel permit if they:
- are blind or partially sighted,
- are profoundly or severely deaf,
- are without speech,
- have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk,
- do not have arms or have long-term loss of use of both arms,
- have a substantial learning disability,
- have been refused a driving licence or would be refused a driving licence on medical grounds, other than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol. Please note you cannot apply under this criteria unless you are of legal driving age.
Apply for a Senior Pass now (Metro website)
Who is it for?
- People who are of State Pensionable Age. This is called a "Senior Pass".
When can you use the pass or permit?
- Between 9.30am and 11.00pm Monday to Friday.
- Anytime at weekends and Bank Holidays.
- Blind Pass holders are entitled to free travel at all times.
Apply for a Disabled Person's Travel Permit
Apply for a Senior Pass