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Merseytravel offers free travel on all buses, trains and Mersey Ferries river crossings for anyone aged 60 or over who lives in Merseyside.

When you reach your 60th birthday you can apply  for a Merseytravel Over 60s travel pass. Once you reach State Pension Age you will be given your English National Concessionary Travel Pass which also allows you to travel on local bus services anywhere in England.

You can find out when you reach your State Pension Age on the Government website.

Where can I use it?

Merseytravel Over 60s pass - on local buses within the Merseyside boundary, on the Merseyrail network (City, Wirral and Northern lines within Merseyside and as far as Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk) and on the Mersey Ferries for single river crossings (not River Explorer or Special Cruises). You cannot use the pass on coach excursions, special bus services, excursions, National Express or Merseylink.

English National Concessionary Travel Pass issued to Merseyside residents - on most buses in Merseyside, on the Merseyrail network as far as Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk and on the Mersey Ferries for single river crossings (not River Explorer or Special Cruises) plus local bus services anywhere in England. You cannot use the pass on coach excursions, special bus services, excursions, National Express or Merseylink.

When can I use it?

Merseytravel Over 60s pass - All day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. Any time Monday to Friday, except for journeys which start between 6.30am and 9.30am.

English National Concessionary Travel Pass issued to Merseyside residents - On buses trains and Mersey Ferries in Merseyside - any time Monday to Friday, except for journeys which start between 6.30am and 9.30am and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. On buses in England - 9.30am - 11pm Monday to Friday and anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.

How do I use it?

You will need to place your pass on the card reader on board the bus, at the rail gate or the platform validator every time you make a journey. If you do not pass through a rail gate or there isn't a platform validator on your train journey you must show it to a member of staff if asked. 

When can I apply?

You can apply up to seven days before your 60th birthday for your Over 60s pass but we will not send it to you until you are 60. 

You can apply for your English National Concessionary Travel Pass up to seven days before you reach State Pension Age. If you already have a Merseytravel Over 60s pass your National Pass will automatically be sent out to you. Please make sure you have told us if you have changed address. 

How do I apply?

You can apply at a Merseytravel Centre. There is a £10 charge for your first Over 60s Travel Pass. You must complete the application form and take it, together with your supporting evidence and the  £10 fee to your nearest Merseytravel Centre

 

 

 

If you receive Universal credit, you will not be charged the fee and you can apply online.

You cannot apply online if you do not receive Universal Credit. You must call into a Merseytravel Centre

Apply online

 

What happens next?

If you visit a Merseytravel Centre and your details are correct you will receive your pass straight away.

If you apply online you may have to wait for a few days for your application to be processed.

Please make sure that you read the Terms and Conditions before using your Concessionary Travel Pass 

Terms and Conditions

Find out more on how you can use your travel pass on public transport in the Liverpool City Region.

Special Offer for Merseytravel Concessionary Travel Pass holders.

20% off National Express travel for you and a friend.