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2. Rail Cards and Bus Passes
The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme allows eligible disabled and older people travel for free on bus services. The age to qualify for a bus pass is the same for men and women and is linked to the state pension age. You may also be eligible if you have an eligible disability.
You are entitled to a bus pass for free off-peak travel on local bus services nationwide if you:
- Are blind or partially sighted;
- Are profoundly or severely deaf;
- Are without speech;
- Have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term effect on your ability to walk;
- Do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of both arms;
- Have a learning disability.
More information, including how to apply can be found on the Lincolnshire County Council Website.
Rail cards help you save money on most rail fares. There are different types of railcards to suit different types of travellers including a disabled person's railcard. You must meet the eligibility criteria in order to receive the disabled person's railcard.
You may be eligible for a Disabled Persons Railcard if you:
- Receive disability-related benefits, including Personal Independence Payments;
- Are registered as deaf or use a hearing aid;
- Are registered as visually impaired;
- Have epilepsy.
You can find more details on the National Rail.