Older Persons travel pass
From 6 April 2010 the age at which you become eligible for a free National Travel Pass will increase gradually over the next few years, and you will no longer receive your pass on your 60th birthday. However Merseytravel still offers free local travel on buses, trains and Mersey Ferries within Merseyside to everyone aged 60 and over living in Merseyside.
Merseytravel will replace your local pass with a national pass once you become eligible. Once you have your pass, you will be able to travel on most buses, trains and Mersey Ferries within Merseyside. The pass is valid all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays and any time Monday to Friday except between 6.31am and 9.29am.
How do I apply?
The ticket unit at Merseytravel's head office in Hatton Garden is now closed. Travel passes for older people are now available from all seven Merseytravel centres across Merseyside at St.Helens, Liverpool ONE, Birkenhead, Southport, Bootle, Huyton and Liverpool Queen Square. You can also apply at any post office in Merseyside.
In St.Helens you can apply at the Merseytravel Centre at St Helens Bus Station, Bickerstaffe Street or any post office in the borough.
To apply for your first Merseytravel Local Travel Pass you will need to supply proof of your age and proof that your address is in Merseyside. If applying at a post office, you will need a recent passport-sized photograph of yourself, if you are applying at a Merseytravel Centre you will be able to purchase photographs from the photo booth located within the centre.
For advice on renewing a damaged or lost pass or what to do if you change address please see the Merseytravel website
If you would like to find out more about the Concessionary Travel Pass please visit the Merseytravel website, pick up a leaflet at any Merseytravel Centre or call the Brochure Hotline number on 0151 330 1066.