Concessionary Fares Scheme for disabled people and older people

Travel Permit about to expire? Make sure you re-apply early

If you apply to renew a Disabled Person's Travel Permit, it could take up to 12 weeks to process. To allow time to deal with your application, you can apply up to 3 months before your current permit expires.

What is the Concessionary Fares Scheme?

It gives free, off-peak local bus travel throughout England.

Disabled Person's Travel Permit

How to apply for a Disabled Person's Travel Permit

Apply for a permit on the Metro website

Who is this for?

People who have a disability. The person with the disability may be allowed to have another person travelling with them who would get the same concession.

You will be able to get a disabled person's travel permit if you:

  • are blind or partially sighted
  • are profoundly or severely deaf
  • are without speech
  • have a disability or injury which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your 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.

Senior Pass

How to apply for a Senior Pass

Apply for a Senior Pass on the Metro website

Who is this for?

  • People who are of State Pensionable Age.

When can you use the pass or permit?

  • Between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday.
  • Any time at weekends and on Bank Holidays.
  • Blind Pass holders are entitled to free travel at all times.