Concessionary Travel

West Sussex County Council only provides a free older person’s bus pass OR a free senior railcard.

The form to apply for either an older person’s bus pass or railcard can be obtained from the West Sussex County Council Website www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/10162/encts_older_persons_application.pdf or can be collected from the library or Town Council Offices at East Court

Senior Railcard

West Sussex County Council provides a one-year Senior Railcard which can save you a third off standard and first-class off-peak rail fares across Britain

To qualify for a West Sussex County Council senior railcard you must:

  • Be a permanent East Grinstead resident and pay part of your council tax to WSCC.
  • Have reached the State Pension age and not be in possession of a bus pass
  • If you do not want to relinquish your free County Council bus pass to get a free senior railcard you can buy one yourself.
  • Mid Sussex District Council offer their residents over and above West Sussex County Council’s concessionary travel scheme, annual Senior Railcards can be purchased for a discounted price of £24.00.
  • A unique promotion code can be obtained from the library or Town Council Offices at East Court with proof of address and age.
  • The railcard can only be purchased online senior-railcard.co.uk or by phone 08448 714036 with the unique code.

What you need to provide when you apply

 Carefully read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

  •  This should be posted with your photocopied validation documents to: West Sussex Bus Pass, PO Box 212, Waterlooville, PO7 6ZN.
  • Your application MUST include:
    • the completed application form
    • one photocopy of a proof of age document
    • one photocopy of a proof of address document

Do NOT send original documents.

Bus Pass

Or the County Council offers Bus Passes for older people

West Sussex County Council provides a five-year Bus Pass offering free off-peak (weekdays 9.30am to 11.00pm and all day at weekends and on bank holidays) bus travel in England for those who are eligible.

  • Bus passes for older people, providing free bus travel for West Sussex residents of State Pension age
  • Your pass is valid for up to 5 years. The expiry date is printed on the front of your pass. Expired passes are replaced free of charge and will be issued automatically.
  • West Sussex County Council does not charge for a stolen pass, if you provide a crime reference number.
  • This replacement cost for lost, damaged passes or those without a crime reference number is £5.00
  • Contact the West Sussex Bus Pass Information Line on 0845 075 1018

What you need to provide when you apply

  • Carefully read the guidance notes and complete the application form.
  • This should be posted with your photocopied validation documents to: West Sussex Bus Pass, PO Box 212, Waterlooville, PO7 6ZN.
  • Your application MUST include:
  • the completed application form
  • one photocopy of a proof of age document
  • one photocopy of a proof of address document
  • one passport style/sized colour photograph of your head and shoulders with your name printed on the reverse

Do NOT send original documents.

Disabled Persons Bus & Railcard

or can be collected from the library or Town Council Offices at East Court

  • Mid Sussex District Council is pleased to inform their residents that over and above the West Sussex County Council’s concessionary travel scheme, Mid Sussex District Council sell a yearly Disabled Railcard Voucher at a reduced charge of £18.00. A unique promotion code can be obtained from the library or the Town Council offices at East Court with proof of age and address.