Bus passes for older people
An older person's bus pass allows you to travel on buses in England for free, when you reach the state pension age.
For more information and how to apply for a bus pass for older people, visit Nexus: Concessionary travel for older people
Bus passes for disabled adults
South Tyneside Council is responsible for confirming your eligibility for a disabled bus pass.
For information about passes for disabled adults, see Bus passes for disabled adults
If you need to take someone with you for bus travel, they can travel for free if you have a Companion Card.
To find out if you're eligible and to apply for a Companion Card, visit Nexus: Companion Card
Metro Gold Card
A Metro Gold Card will give you a year's travel on the Metro, Shields Ferry and on Northern Rail trains travelling between Newcastle and Sunderland.
For more information and how to apply for a Metro Gold Card, visit Nexus: Metro Gold Card
A TaxiCard allows people with mobility difficulties to travel independently by taxi.
It is a smartcard scheme which you can use to pay part of your taxi journey if you are eligible.
To find out if you're eligible and for more information, visit Nexus Taxicard
Travel Costs for NHS health appointments
If you qualify, the NHS may refund your travel costs for health appointments.
For more information and how to apply to claim travel costs, visit NHS: Help with travel costs
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