Tyne & Wear Bus Passes for older and disabled people


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Tyne & Wear ‘s older or disabled residents can get free bus travel under the ENCTS (the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme). This page includes a link to the online application form and information on applying.

Anyone who is eligible for a bus pass but who can’t travel unassisted may also be able to get a ‘companion pass’. This will allow their carer to travel free within the Tyne & Wear Council administrative area.



These passes are ENCTS (the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) passes issued by Tyne & Wear Council and allow travel anywhere within England on local bus services.

First step for Tyne & Wear residents:

click on this link to Tyne & Wear Bus Passes for Older Persons and Disabled people page

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