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/10455/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

  • West Sussex provides a bus pass offering free bus travel to people who are disabled, incapacitated or medically unfit to drive.
  • The form to apply for either a disabled person’s bus pass or railcard can be obtained from the West Sussex County Council web site

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.
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