Concessionary Travel Schemes
As from the 1st April 2013 any resident wishing to apply for a bus pass, or the alternative free senior railcard/disabled person’s railcard, will be able to download an application form West Sussex County Council’s website
Once these forms are completed residents will need to submit their form along with copies of the required documentary evidence and a recent passport sized photo to PO Box 212, Waterlooville, PO7 6ZN (this address will be printed on all forms).
A new dedicated phone line for bus pass/free railcards queries will be available to all residents after 1st April 2013 (0845 0751018).
Changes to Concessionary Rail Card Voucher as from 1st APRIL 2014
From 1st April 2014 the process for applying for a concessionary rail card, or renewing your existing railcard will be changing. Instead of purchasing a voucher at the Town Council, you will be issued with a unique code number at no cost, which you then use to apply online for the Senior Citizen Railcard.
Using the unique code number will entitle you to a discount of 20% off the purchase price of the Senior Citizen Railcard, which means you will be paying £24.00 instead of the usual £30.00. If you do not have internet access you will be provided with a telephone number allowing your application and payment to be dealt with over the phone.
Please bear in mind that for either method of application, the railcard will be posted to you, so allow enough time for the application to be processed and sent to you before the expiry of your existing railcard. You will not be able to take the unique code to the station to exchange for a Senior Citizen Railcard.
For first time applications, evidence of your address and date of birth will be required. If you are renewing your rail card this evidence is not required.
There is currently no change to the disabled railcard system, applications should be made directly to Mid Sussex District Council where you will receive a discount of £3.00 off the cost of the Disabled Persons Railcard.