Concessionary bus and train pass
Eligible people, who live in Calderdale can have a free concessionary travel pass.
The pass gives free or lower cost travel for:
- free travel on buses at off-peak times (West Yorkshire and England);
- half fare travel on trains at off-peak times (West Yorkshire only).
- free travel on buses at any time (West Yorkshire only);
- free travel on buses at off-peak times (rest of England);
- free travel on trains at any time (West Yorkshire only).
To check if you are eligible, visit: Blind and disabled passes eligibility|
Blind people and children under 11 get the companion pass.
For people with severe disabilities, the pass can allow a companion to travel for free, around West Yorkshire. To qualify, the companion must board and leave the bus / train at the same stop as the pass holder.
You can apply for companion entitlement if you are in receipt of:
- higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance;
- higher rate care component of Disability Living Allowance;
- enhanced rate Personal Independence Payment (PIP);
- severe Disablement Allowance;
- or have written proof from a medical practitioner or health care professional to support your request.
Applying for a concessionary pass
You can apply for a pass at our Customer First offices in Halifax, Brighouse or Todmorden. Please see: Local Offices .
You will need to provide:
- proof of address. This can be a recent gas or electric bill. You can also give consent for us to check Calderdale Council Tax records)
- one proof of disability eg.
- your blue badge parking permit;
- a certificate of visual impairment;
- a letter to show Disability Living Allowance (higher rate mobility component);
- a letter to show Personal Independence Payments (at least 8 points against ‘mobility’ or ‘communicating verbally’ part of PIP);
- Severe Disablement Allowance;
- Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (tariff 1-8);
- Veteran’s Constant Attendance Allowance (full day rate, intermediate rate or exceptional rate);
- If you apply under the learning disabilities criteria:
- a letter from Social Services, Health Service;
- or, if applicable, a Special Educational Needs (SEN) statement from the school you attend.
If you do not have any of these documents, you will need to prove you are eligible. In this case, you will need confirmation from a medical practitioner or health care professional.
Note: The Council cannot reimburse you for charges you may pay to get proof from a medical professional.
- a completed Concessionary travel pass application form [PDF file 310KB]|
You do not need to bring a photo when you apply. Our staff can take a photo of you.
Once your application has been approved, you will receive your new pass in the post within 10 working days.
Renewing your pass
If your pass is due to expire in the next month, fill in form. Return the form to one of our Customer First Offices at Halifax, Brighouse or Todmorden.
Note: You will need to show proof of eligibility.
Lost and stolen passes
You can obtain a replacement concessionary pass from the Travel Centre at Halifax Bus Station.
The cost to replace a lost or defaced pass is:
- £5 for a disabled person;
- free of charge for a blind person.
For more details, visit: Replacing lost, stolen or damaged passes|
Stolen passes will be replaced free of charge, if you have a valid police incident number.