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Concessionary Travel Scheme

Approximately 30,000 Wyre residents are enjoying FREE bus travel - are you one of them?

Free bus travel is available to people who are of pensionable age and eligible disabled people in Wyre.

NB Free travel is not available on long distance express bus services such as Blackpool to London. Other deals may be available; contact the relevant operator for details.

See Bus Services for links to timetables and contact information.

At what times of the day do I qualify for FREE travel with my pass?

Free off peak travel - (between 9.30am and 11.00pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays) on local bus services throughout England .

Your pass will not provide free travel before 9.30am so you would have to pay the full fare on any journeys before this time. This is because the majority of public transport users at this time of the day are commuting to school or work and the services are very busy.

What about weekends and Bank Holidays? You can use your pass anytime of the day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Who is eligible for an English National Concession Bus Pass (NoWcard)?

Eligibility is based on the state pension age, but this has been rising in stages from aged 60 in 2010 to aged 65 in 2020.

A table on the NoWcard website explains when you can apply.

See the NoWcard Website for further details.

How do I apply for a NoWcard?

What do I need?

If you are applying for a NoWcard because you are of an age that is eligible for the card:

  • your sole or principal residence must be in Wyre
  • you must be able to supply proof of your age (birth certificate, passport)
  • you must be able to supply proof of your address (utility bill)

If you are applying for a NoWcard because you have a disability:

  • your sole or principal residence must be in Wyre
  • you must be able to supply proof of your address (utility bill)
  • you must be able to supply suitable evidence of your disability. For examples of the types of evidence required please visit the NoWcard website via NoWcard Website (Proof of Disability)

You can apply by;

  • calling the Now Card helpline on 0300 123 67 37
  • apply for a NoWcard by post or have a part application processed over the telephone. Renewals can also be made online at www.NoWcard.org

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