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Concessionary bus passes are available for Leicester residents who are registered disabled, senior citizens or unemployed. The pass allows for discounted or free bus and train travel in Leicester and wider.

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Leicestershire County Council operates a concessionary travel scheme  for older people in partnership with six of the district councils in Leicestershire - including us. 

People born on or before 5th April 1950 qualify for a pass on their 60th birthday.

From 6th April 2010, the government has changed the regulations about qualifying age, in line with rules about state pensions for women.

Men and women born on or after 6th April 1950 will have to wait an extra period of time to receive their pass.

Last updated: Thu 29 May, 2014 @ 13:19

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Bus passes and concessionary travel

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme is administered locally by Leicestershire County Council for residents of the county and Leicester City Council for city residents.

What is concessionary travel?

Concessionary travel passes can be used by eligible older and disabled persons for free or reduced rates of travel on local bus services in Leicester, Leicestershire and throughout England.

To use your bus pass on local buses within England, show your pass to the driver as you get on. If the bus is fitted with a reader, touch the reader with your pass. You don’t need a ticket to travel, but on some services the driver may give you a zero-priced ticket to record their passenger numbers.

You can’t use your bus pass on services:

  • where most seats can be reserved, like coaches
  • that run for less than six weeks, like shuttle buses to special events
  • for tourists, like open-top bus tours, or services on vehicles of historical interest
  • that are running instead of a train – ‘rail replacement’ services
  • where the fare includes ‘extras’, like refreshments or car parkingMany coach operators offer half-price travel for older or disabled people. Ask the coach company for more information.
  • To find out about eligibility for the scheme and to apply for a concessionary travel pass please use the link below that is relevant to you.
  • All Concessionary Pass holders travelling on Leicester and Leicestershire’s Park & Ride after 9.30am and all day Saturday are charged £1.00 for a Day Ticket allowing all day travel on Park & Ride services.
  • I am a resident of Leicestershire
  • I am a resident of Leicester City

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concessionary travel is a statutory payment made to bus operators for carrying eligible older and disabled passengers. Calculations are generally made on a monthly basis based on concessionary patronage https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-travel-concession-authorities-on-the-england-national-concessionary-travel-scheme/guidance-for-travel-concession-authorities-on-the-england-national-concessionary-travel-scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-reimbursing-bus-operators-for-concessionary-travel https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/concessionary-bus-travel-reimbursement-calculator Keywords: Concessionary, Travel, Bus

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Travel passes in Leicester are unique and unlike anywhere else in the East Midlands - here's why

Travel passes available in other cities do not entitle residents to the same thing

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Travel passes in Leicester are unlike passes from anywhere else in the Midlands

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Concessionary bus passes are available in cities to eligible residents - however, Leicester passes offer far more perks as compared to other cities.

Residents, who are registered disabled and senior citizens, are entitled to more travel benefits than passes from anywhere else in the East Midlands.

Unlike concessionary bus passes in Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln and other cities outside the East Midlands, the city's passes offer discounted train fares.

Bus passes for senior citizens can be used for half-fare train journeys between Leicester and Derby, Nottingham, Peterborough, Kettering or Nuneaton.

The passes allow for train travel between these services at all times.

Similarly, disabled people who qualify for a travel pass are entitled to free train travel on journeys between Leicester and Leicestershire stations to Derby, Nottingham, Peterborough, Kettering or Nuneaton.

Concessionary travel passes from the destinations mentioned do not offer the same entitlement, making Leicester's unique.

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How to apply for a concessionary travel pass?

If you live in Leicester and you have a qualifying disability you can get a travel pass or annual payment of £22.

Application forms for a disabled bus pass can be requested from the city council by emailing [email protected].

Senior citizens can apply for a bus pass online on the Leicester City Council website.

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    To find out about eligibility for the scheme and to apply for a concessionary travel pass please use the link below that is relevant to you. All Concessionary Pass holders travelling on Leicester and Leicestershire's Park & Ride after 9.30am and all day Saturday are charged £1.00 for a Day Ticket allowing all day travel on Park & Ride services.

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