Travel concessions - how to apply

Please see our Travel concessions scheme page to find out which schemes you may be entitled to.

Applying for an older person's bus pass

All Bracknell Forest concessionary bus passes are now e+ cards. You can check when you'll become eligible by entering your sex and date of birth into the State Pension age calculator.

Apply for a concessionary bus pass if you have an e+ card

If you have an e+ card and your personal details haven't changed, we may be able to add your concessionary bus pass to your e+ card. You can apply in two ways:

Apply for a concessionary bus pass if you don't have an e+ card

There are two ways to apply:

  • online by using the e+ card application form - please be aware you will still need to bring in three documents; proof of age (passport, birth certificate), proof of residency (utility bills less than six months old) and proof of identity (bank card, passport) - a photo driving licence will cover all three proofs
  • come into our offices, libraries or leisure centres in person and bring in all proofs of documents, proof of age (passport, birth certificate), proof of residency (utility bills less than six months old) and proof of identity (bank card, passport) - a photo driving licence will cover all three proofs

Applying for disabled person's bus pass

If you suffer from a disability please apply in the same way as shown above. However you will need to bring additional documented proof of disability into our Time Square council office to complete your application.

PDF file downloadDisabilities - proofs (PDF, 108kb)

Renewal of bus passes

Your e+ bus pass lasts for up to five years. The expiry date is printed on your pass next to your photo. You can contact the council to renew your pass up to one month prior to the expiry date.

Please see our bus pass renewals page for more information.

Applying for a railcard subsidy

This council offers a subsidised railcard as an alternative to a bus pass to the over 65s and disabled people. These railcards give holders a third off most standard and first-class rail fares across Great Britain for a whole year.

Senior railcards for people over 65 years old

Please use our application form to apply for a railcard or to renew your existing one. You can also use it to apply for a concessionary bus pass once your current rail concession has expired. Please note that you can not hold a bus pass and a subsidised railcard at the same time.

Please bring the completed form to our council office in Time Square:   

Applying for a disabled person's railcard

Please apply to National Rail for your first Disabled Persons Railcard. There is no subsidy on your first railcard. Please contact us on 01344 351200 before you renew your Disabled Person's Railcard for the first time and we will explain how we can issue a voucher you can send to the office in Scotland for a subsidised Disabled Person's Railcard.

You can use our application form to renew your Disabled Person's Railcard. You can also use it to apply for a concessionary bus pass once your current rail concession has expired. Please note that you can not hold a bus pass and a subsidised railcard at the same time. Please bring the completed form to our council office in Time Square.

Renewal of subsidised railcards

Please ensure you know when your railcard expires. You can apply for a renewal of the subsidy up to a month before the expiry date. Please download the application form above and bring the completed form together with payment to the council offices at Time Square.

Data protection

Please note that this authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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