The All Wales Concessionary Fare Scheme, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and Local Authorities, entitles people over 60 and people with certain disabilities who are resident in Wales to travel free at any time of day on local bus services throughout Wales.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible you must firstly be a permanent resident of Ceredigion.
Then you also need to satisfy one of the criteria listed below.
- Are you a man or woman aged 60 or over?
- Are you a Disabled Person, within one of the following categories?
- Are you blind or partially sighted?
- Are you profoundly or severely deaf?
- Are you without speech?
- Do you have a disability, or have you suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk?
- Are you a person who does not have arms or has long-term loss of the use of both arms?
- Are you a person who has a learning disability?
- Have you been refused a driving licence on health grounds?
- Are you a person who, if you applied for the grant of a licence to drive a motor vehicle under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988 have your application refused pursuant to Section 92 of that Act (physical fitness) otherwise than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol.
We do require a recent passport sized colour photograph. Please print your name on the reverse in case it gets separated from the application form.
How do I apply?
The application form is available by clicking on the download tab above. Alternatively you can request an application form by ringing 01545 572572.
This may either be returned to the following address or present your application at one of the Customer Service Centres - Local Offices:
Ceredigion County Council
What does the concessionary travel pass offer?
The Travel Pass entitles the pass holder to unrestricted free travel on registered local bus services throughout Wales. (N.B. Only those bus services registered in their entirety as local services with the Traffic Commissioner may participate in the scheme).
Within Ceredigion it also entitles the holder to travel at half-price on Ceredigion County Council's "Country Cars" scheme.
How do I use the travel pass?
- Board the bus.
- Hold the concessionary pass in close proximity to the ticket machine with the photograph face up. This will electronically register the pass and confirm it is valid.
- The ticket machine will acknowledge that the pass has been read and will respond with a bleep, a green light and may issue a ticket.
- Take your seat
You must show the driver your travel pass on all occasions to ensure free travel.
- The travel pass is available free of charge.
- Lost, stolen or damaged travel passes can be replaced by contacting the Corporate Passenger Transport Unit. Please note there will be a £5 charge for issuing replacement passes.
- Changes of address or circumstances should be brought to the attention of the Corporate Passenger Transport Unit.
- Concessionary Travel Passes are not transferable, and are issued to allow free travel to the pass holder only. Where a Companion pass has been issued, the Companion will only be permitted to travel at the same time and on the same journey as the pass holder.
- Allowing someone else to use the pass may lead to it being cancelled and/or its renewal being refused.
- The railcard reimbursement scheme will end on the 31st March 2016
- Reimbursement applications received for railcards purchased or renewed up until and on 31st March 2016 will be paid. To request an application form please ring 01545 572572
- No reimbursements will be paid for railcards purchased or renewed on or after the 1st April 2016