There are several schemes available which can help to reduce the cost of travel on rail and buses.
For rail travel and the range of rail cards on offer which can reduce costs by up to a third following a small payment for the card; please visit the National Rail website at
Railcards | Digital Railcard and Prices | National Rail
For those eligible, there is also a Disabled Persons Rail Card. More information on this rail card, and how to apply are included at the following link:
Benefits – Disabled Persons Railcard (disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk)
The Government is currently funding bus travel, so that single fares will cost no more than £2 on most routes until October, and then no more than £2.50 for the year after that. Not all routes are covered - please check on the bus company website before travelling.
Older Person’s and Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
Bus Passes are available for individuals who have reached state pension age.
A Disabled Person’s Bus Pass entitles the bearer to travel for free throughout England at any time of day with a valid pass.
You can also find information on the Council websites about Companion passes. These are provided by the Council to enable those with a disability to travel with a companion if they would struggle to do so alone. The companion bus pass enables the companion to travel free of charge in the local area when supporting a disabled person on public transport off peak.