The Disabled Pass entitles disabled people to free off-peak travel on buses across England (plus additional concessions in South Yorkshire) through the English National Concession Travel Scheme (ENCTS).
If you live in South Yorkshire, you may qualify for a pass if you:
are blind or partially-sighted
are deaf or without speech
have a disability which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of your arms
have a learning disability, or
have been or would be refused a driver’s licence on medical grounds (other than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol).
If you can provide proof of your entitlement to a pass and you are in receipt of the Higher Rate Care Component of the Disability Living Allowance or Higher Rate Attendance Allowance, or if you have been awarded enhanced rate payments under the Daily Living Component of PIP, then you qualify for a special pass that allows one carer to travel with you for free. Your pass will bear a special “with carer” logo.
Your Disabled Pass will entitle you to free travel at all times on:
Local bus services, trams and trains* within South Yorkshire
Northern train services* between South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire
Note that your pass is not valid for train journeys wholly within West Yorkshire. Either your boarding or alighting station must be in South Yorkshire.
Free travel on buses in all other parts of England between 0930 and 2300 on weekdays, and at any time during the weekend and on Bank Holidays (This pass is not valid on tram services outside South Yorkshire.)
If your pass has the “visually impaired” logo, you won’t be required (at least in South Yorkshire) to scan your pass on the electronic ticket machine – just show it to the driver
If your pass has the “with carer” logo, a carer will be able to travel with you free of charge in South Yorkshire and on Northern train services* between South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
* Valid on trains only if your pass carries the Travel South Yorkshire logo.
How to apply
Set up a MyTSY account in your name (or log in if you already have an account)
Log in > Select Passes from the top menu > Concessions > Disabled Person's Pass
You can renew a pass up to two months before your existing pass expires (or, of course, after your pass has expired).
If you are renewing a pass with the “visually impaired” logo you just need to ring Traveline on 01709 515151
If we have previously told you that you can renew your pass without providing further proof of your entitlement you just need to ring Traveline on 01709 515151.
If neither of the above apply to you, you will need proof of entitlement just as you did to get your previous pass. It may take some time if you need to get your local authority to confirm that you’re still entitled so we recommend that you apply early!
Replacing lost, stolen or damaged passes
We can now block lost or stolen passes to prevent further use.
To replace a lost or damaged pass, there is a £7 replacement fee. Stolen passes can be replaced free of charge if you have a Crime Reference Number from the Police.