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 several weeks to process. To allow time to deal with your application, you can apply up to 2 months before your current permit expires.

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

How to apply for a Disabled Person's Travel Permit

You can apply for a permit on the Metro website.

If you can not apply online, please contact the Transport and Education team on 01274 438723 and they can send you a paper application form.

Who is it 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. Please note you cannot apply under this criteria unless you are of legal driving age.

Senior Pass

How to apply for a Senior Pass

You can apply for a Senior Pass now on the Metro website.

Who is it 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.

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Contact details

Transport & Education
PO Box 1253

Phone : 01274 438723
Email :

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