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Changes in age of eligibility

From 6 April 2010, the Government changed the age of eligibility for concessionary travel. This will rise gradually from 60 to 65 over the next 10 years, in line with the changes to the state pension age for women.

This change will affect anyone applying for any type of concessionary travel whose 60th birthday falls on or after this date. Anyone who already has either a bus pass, railcard, local transport tokens or is already 60, will not be affected.

As the changes are being introduced in stages, the date you will become eligible for concessionary travel will depend on the month you were born. If you were born after 5th April 1955, you will not be eligible for a pass until you turn 65.

Table for age eligibility after 5 April 2010
Date of birthDate eligible for bus pass
5 April 1950 and beforeDate of 60th birthday
6 April - 5 May 19506 May 2010
6 May - 5 June 19506 July 2010
6 June - 5 July 19506 September 2010
6 July - 5 August 19506 November 2010
6 August - 5 September 19506 January 2011
6 September - 5 October 19506 March 2011
6 October - 5 November 19506 May 2011
6 November - 5 December 19506 July 2011
6 December 1950 - 5 January 19516 September 2011


If you are approaching your 60th birthday, you can find out when you will become eligible for a pass by looking at our full age of eligibility table which is available as a download to the right of the page.

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