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Bus passes for older and disabled people

If you live in Tyne and Wear and you are a disabled adult or you are over 60 years old, you may be entitled to apply for free local bus travel.

The Concessionary Travel Pass scheme is operated by Nexus and passes are free for those who qualify.

Disabled adults

You might be entitled to a Concessionary Travel Pass if you have one of the following types of disability and you live in Tyne and Wear:

  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance (permanent higher rate mobility component - written confirmation of permanency required)
  • In receipt of a blue car badge 
  • Blind or partially sighted
  • Profoundly or severely deaf
  • Without speech
  • Substantially reduced ability to walk as a long term condition
  • Do not have arms or have a long term loss of use of both arms
  • Assessed as having a learning disability.
  • Someone who has been, or would be, refused a driving licence on certain medical grounds

Before applying for the scheme, you will need to be assessed by the social care teamIf you are eligible, we'll give you a Confirmation of Eligibility form to give to Nexus.

To arrange an appointment for an assessment please ring 0191 4271717.

The Nexus Website has more information about Concessionary Travel Scheme on grounds of disability

Nexus: Concessionary travel for disabled adults

Adults over 60

The Nexus Website has details of when you will be eligible for a Concessionary Travel Pass.

Nexus: Concessionary travel for adults aged over 60

The GOV.UK website also has information about applying for an older person's bus pass.

GOV.UK: Apply for an older person's bus pass