Disabled person's bus pass
Information about travel for disabled people.
Since the 1st April 2008 concessionary travel has been free for disabled people on local buses across England as well as in South Yorkshire on local buses, trains and trams.
When applying for a Mobility Pass, please ensure that you bring with you proof of eligibility as stated above, these must however be original documents.
Letter of eligibility - issued by Barnsley Council;
Proof of age - for example, a birth certificate, passport or a medical card;
Proof of address - for example, medical card, driving licence, gas bill, electricity bill or Council Tax bill;
Call in at one of Our Offices or telephone us on 01226 775656.
If you are a Minicom User, please call 01226 772772
RNID Typetalk: If you are a Typetalk user, please call 18002 followed by 01226 775656.
You can get more information about Typetalk by visiting the Action on Hearing Loss website.
All our offices are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 5.00pm.
You can ask a friend or relative to apply for you. Simply ask them to take the items listed above to your nearest South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive office and your new pass will be posted out to you.
Your pass will be valid for five years or until you reach the age of 65.
Next Steps / Response Times
Once you have visited one of Our Offices and your evidence has been checked for approval, they will print you a letter of eligibility which will be signed by them. You will then need to go to a Travel South Yorkshire Information Centre for the issue of your Mobility Pass.
Travelling with a Carer
If you are in receipt of the Higher Rate Care Component of Disability Living Allowance or Higher Rate Attendance Allowance, then you qualify for a special pass that allows one carer to travel with you for free. This is also known as the Carer's Pass. However, they can only use your pass when travelling with you within South Yorkshire.
Important information about Mobility Passes
Whether or not you intend to travel on buses outside South Yorkshire you will need a new bus pass. This will be a plastic photo-card, and will replace your exisiting paper bus pass.
The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has written to all pass holders with information about how to get a new mobility pass.
The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has provided new publicity about the changes - look out for 'Disabled People - Guide to the New English National Concession Pass' leaflet at any one of Our Offices.
If you have any further queries about when and where you can travel with your new Mobility Pass you can call:
Traveline on 01709 51 51 51
Go to: travelsouthyorkshire.com