also known as: Bus pass - older people, Disabled bus pass.
Free bus travel throughout England, for people over the age of eligibility and for anyone with a disability
Northumberland County Council participates in the government's
English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The national
scheme entitles passholders who are resident in England to free
off-peak travel on local bus services throughout England. The
scheme is free and easy to use, once you have your pass. You can
nip into town more often, or explore new places. Just check the bus
times and let someone else do the driving. Travel for free and go
further by bus!
Two groups of people qualify for a concessionary travel pass:
eligible older people and people with a disability.
Eligible older people means:
- Anyone born before 6th April 1950 (men and women);
- If you are a woman born after 5th April 1950 you become
eligible when you reach the age of eligibility for state
- If you are a man born after 5th April 1950, you become eligible
when you reach the pensionable age of a woman born on the same
To check whether you are an eligible older person,
click here to see the government's age calculator or phone
0800 731 7898.
Disabled people means anyone who meets any of
the criteria shown on the Guidance Notes for the Disabled Person’s
We have published a Statutory Notice for bus operators in
Northumberland who participate in the scheme. This is our
Notification of Arrangement for Concessionary Travel Scheme for
To see the Statutory Notice click here.
To see a
revised Statutory Notice applying from 1st September 2013 click
If you have further enquiries about concessionary travel in
Northumberland, you can contact us by sending an email to ConcessionaryTravel@northumberland.gov.uk.
This page was last updated on 22nd May 2014