Concessionary Bus Pass Schemes

An enhanced concessionary bus travel deal will continue in the Tees Valley after the areas four local councils and local bus operators reached agreement on improvements to the Government's national scheme.

An agreement between Redcar & Cleveland, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Stockton Councils and local bus operators means concessionary travel card holders can still travel free at any time after 9.30am on weekdays and all day at weekends.

Travel card holders wishing to travel in the Tees Valley area on local public transport services before 9.30am on weekdays will be charged a flat fare of 30 pence per journey.

Concessionary Travel Permit - Application Form

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National Bus Pass

The national bus pass provides free 'off-peak' travel on all local commercial bus services anywhere in England. Off-peak means:

  • Weekdays - travel between 09:30 and 23:00
  • Weekends - all day travel
  • Bank holidays - all day travel
You can register for your new bus pass at: You will need to prove that you are of pensionable age (birth certificate or driving licence) and that you are resident in Redcar and Cleveland (eg utility bill or council tax bill). A digital photograph will be taken as part of the registration.

If you have any queries about the national bus pass, please contact:

Transport and Environment
Tel: 01642 444 973

Bus passes for reasons of disability (any age)

If you feel you are eligible for free travel for reasons of disability you can also apply for a bus pass. We will require evidence to support your application and may be subject to an assessment by an occupational therapist to be carried out at James Cook University Hospital. This assessment will be used to determine entitlement to a free bus pass on disability grounds.

Renewal of Concessionary Bus passes

You may apply to renew your concessionary bus pass at any Redcar & Cleveland library up to 4 weeks before the expiry date.

All pass holders must apply in person. Passes cannot be renewed by a third party. Library staff will check your details and can approve renewals ONLY when you show them proof of your current address

No proof of your current address will result in your request for renewal being turned away.

Acceptable forms of proof include:
  • Driving Licence
  • Recent Bill
  • Recent Bank Statement
  • Prescription or Prescription Stub
  • Doctors, DWP or Hospital letter
Please note that Passports are not acceptable as they do not include your address.

Staff will also ask you to confirm:
  • Your date of birth
  • That you have not moved house since your initial pass was issued
  • Your contact telephone number
Your new pass will be sent out to you in the post. It should take no longer than 2 weeks to arrive.

*Please note that replacement passes for lost/stolen/damaged cards incur a charge of £11.00*

Contact Details

Transport and Environment
Tel: 01642 444 973

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