The English National Concessionary
The English National Bus Concession
Scheme offers eligible elderly and disabled people free
travel on off peak local bus services anywhere in England. Off peak
hours are between 9.30am until 11.00pm Monday to Friday and all day
weekends and bank holidays.
If your Travel Pass is due to expire
on or before 31 May 2013 and you have received your renewal letter
with your Personal Identification Number, please follow this
link to renew your
National Travel Pass online.
Concessionary Fares Changes
From April the 1st 2011 the responsibility for providing
your bus pass will move from your local borough, city of district
council to Worcestershire County Council.
For people with concessionary passes this means that from that
- You will be able to use your bus pass for free travel on local
bus services anywhere in England between 9.30am and 11.00pm on
weekdays and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays
- You will not be able to use your bus pass for free travel
on most bus services before 9:30am on weekdays. This will affect
holders of bus passes issued by Bromsgrove District Council,
Malvern Hills District Council, Redditch Borough Council and
Wychavon District Council who are currently able to
travel for free on journeys commencing in those districts
- However, you will be able to use
your pass on some infrequent bus services before 9.30am.
Eligible services are indicated on bus timetables. Follow this link
view the bus timetables. Alternatively, a full list can be
provided by the Worcestershire Hub by calling 01905 822766
- You will be able to use your bus pass on Community
Transport and Dial-a-Ride schemes that affiliate with the
Concessionary Travel Scheme and receive a discount of £1.00 per
journey on your fare. Residents of Malvern Hills District will
receive an additional subsidy of £1 per journey, funded by Malvern
Hills District Council
- Worcestershire County Council will continue to allow free
travel to companions of disabled residents who meet additional
criteria and this will be extended to Community Transport and
- Worcestershire County Council will not issue Transport Tokens.
This will affect some residents of Wychavon and Wyre Forest.
To help residents find out if they are eligible for a bus pass
under the scheme visit the eligibility section of this website.
How to apply for a pass and further information
Any Worcestershire resident who meets the eligibility criteria
and would like to apply for a concessionary travel bus pass will
need to complete a Worcestershire Concessionary Travel Scheme
The easiest way to do this is to download
the National Travel Pass application form (PDF 185 KB),
complete it and enclose it in an envelope with:
- One document as proof of residency
- One document for proof of eligibility
- A passport sized photograph of yourself
A full list of accepted documents is available to view on the
eligibility web page. Residents applying are
asked to provide copies and not original documents.
Then simply post your envelope to Concessionary Travel
Application, Worcestershire Hub Contact Centre, Perry Wood, County
Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP.
Alternatively you can request an application form or get further
information by calling 01905 822766 or visiting your local
Worcestershire Hub Customer Service Centre.