If you're of state pensionable age and live within the West Midlands, you're entitled to an Older Person's Travel Pass, giving you free bus travel after 9:30am Monday - Friday, and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays.
Millie and Kevin are getting on and loving it; they use their Older's Person's Travel Pass to travel across the region for free and embrace the freedom it gives them every day.
Watch their stories to find out why they would be lost without their bus pass.
Book lover Millie loves getting out and about in West Bromwich; whether she's browsing her local market, socialising with her friends or chatting about her latest read at her book club, her Older Person's Travel Pass helps to keep her young at heart and gives her independence.
Being semi-retired gives Kevin plenty of free time to explore his passion for photography. He uses his Older Person's Travel Pass to help him capture beautiful moments within everyday life, and hops on and off our buses all day in pursuit of the perfect picture.
As part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) are able to issue the Older Person's Travel Pass to eligible residents within the West Midlands county.
The scheme gives people of state pensionable age, or eligible people with a disability in England, free travel on local buses between the hours of 09:30 - 23:00 Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and on Bank Holidays.
Holders of passes bearing a TfWM logo are also entitled to free travel on the Midland Metro tram and on trains operating within the Network West Midlands area.
Each pass bears the English Rose graphic and the name of the issuing authority, in this case, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).
Individual authorities may specify enhancements to the scheme within their own local areas. Details of any enhancements offered will be available from the local authority who issued the pass. TfWM offer cards to those people living within the West Midlands county.
How to apply for your pass:
For people living within the West Midlands county, which covers Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, your pass will be issued by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). You can download an application from the Network West Midlands website.
If you live outside of the West Midlands county, your Older Person's Travel Pass will be issued by the authority who administers your local concessionary travel scheme.
Our sister company, Ring and Ride is a door-to-door transport service for anyone who lives in the urban areas of the West Midlands who find it difficult or impossible to use normal public transport.
Customers can use the service for travel for the same purpose they would do on normal public transport such as commuting to and from work, visiting friends, shopping and leisure activities, to visit someone in hospital or for healthcare appointments. Please visit the Ring and Ride website for more information
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