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Merseytravel offers free travel on all buses, trains and Mersey Ferries river crossings for anyone with certain disabilities who lives in Merseyside.

You may qualify for a English National Concessionary Travel Pass if you meet the conditions of any of the seven categories of disability defined in the Transport Act 2000.
The seven categories of disability are listed below and the disability must be long-lasting (expected to last at least 12 months) or permanent.

Where can I use it?

On local buses in England, 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).

When can I use it?

On buses trains and Mersey Ferries in Merseyside - all day, every day of the week. On buses in England - 9.30am - 11pm Monday to Friday and anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.

How do I use it?

You should place your pass on the card reader on board the bus, at the rail gate or on the platform validator every time you make a journey. If there is no rail gate or platform validator on your train journey you must show it to a member of staff if asked.

Man in a wheelchair

Am I eligible?

You may qualify for a Merseytravel National Travel Pass if you meet the conditions of any of the seven categories of disability defined in the Transport Act 2000.

Category A - Blind or partially sighted
Category B - Profoundly or severely deaf
Category C - Without speech
Category D - Disability or injury which has a substantial effect on your ability to walk
Category E - Does not have arms or has long-term loss of the use of both arms
Category F - Learning disability
Category G1 - Would be refused a licence to drive a motor vehicle because of medical fitness
Category G2 - Would be refused a licence to drive a motor vehicle because of severe mental disorder. The disability must be long-lasting (expected to last at least 12 months) or permanent.

How do I apply?

You can apply online, at a Merseytravel Centre or by post.

Apply online

 

 

 

What happens next?

We may contact you to ask for more details about your disability or you may be asked to attend an assessment. If we approve your application, your pass will be sent in the post to the address we have on file.

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

Terms and Conditions

Special Offer for Merseytravel Concessionary Travel Pass holders.

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