Free Bus Passes for Older People in Merseyside

Posted in: 8th September 2011 by erica

Residents over the age of 60 living in Merseyside are still entitled to passes provided by  Merseytravel to travel  free on local travel on buses, trains and Mersey .
However as from  April 2010 the age at which you become eligible for a free National Travel Pass will increase gradually over the next few years, and you will no longer receive your pass on your 60th birthday.
Your local Merseytravel pass will be replaced with a national pass once you become eligible. Once you have your pass, you will be able to travel on most trains ferries and  buses in and around Merseyside.
Your  free pass can be used Monday to Friday except between 6.31am and 9.29am and is valid all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
You can obtain your free travel passes at one of the seven Merseytravel centres across Merseyside
·         Liverpool ONE
·         Birkenhead
·          Southport
·          Bootle
·          Huyton
·         Liverpool Queen Square.
·         You can also apply at any post office in Merseyside.
To apply for your first Merseytravel Local Travel Pass you will need to supply proof of your age and proof that your address is in Merseyside. If applying at a post office,  you will need a recent passport-sized photograph of yourself, if you are applying at a Merseytravel Centre a photograph will be taken at the counter.
If you would like to find out more about the Concessionary Travel Pass click on the link below, pick up a leaflet at any Merseytravel Centre or call the Brochure Hotline number 0151 330 1066.