From 1 April 2015 pass holders will no longer be able to travel for free on buses in the Slough Borough Council area before 9.30am or after 11pm on weekdays. Holders of companion passes will no longer be able to take a companion with them for free when travelling on buses in the Slough Borough Council area. For more information please see:
Changes to the concessionary bus fares scheme frequently asked questions
The concessionary bus pass entitles holders to travel free of charge on off-peak local bus services anywhere in England. Off-peak hours are 9.30am until 11pm on weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays.
If you wish to use your bus pass outside the off-peak hours for journeys starting in any Council area outside Slough, then you are advised to check whether it will be valid with the Council concerned.
Your pass will be valid until the expiry date showing on the front of your bus pass or until the announcement of any alterations to scheme conditions.
To be eligible for a bus pass, you must be either:
To be eligible, your disability must be permanent, have lasted at least 12 months, or be likely to last at least 12 months. The disability must have a substantial effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The
eligibility criteria below are set by the government, under the Transport Act 2000:
If you are disabled, you will automatically qualify if you:
We will need proof of identity and a current Department of Works and pensions (DWP) award letter.
Find out at what year you will be eligible for a bus pass at the GOV.UK where you will need to enter in your data of birth.
Call us on 01753 475111 or visit MyCouncil at Landmark Place, High Street, Slough for an application form.
You will then need to come to MyCouncil to process your application. Bus pass applications are taken between 10am and 12pm Monday to Friday. You do not need to bring a photo as we will take a photograph of you.
When applying for the first time or renewal, you must bring the following items with you:
Remember – if you are of a pensionable age, you must bring proof of age as well as proof of address. We will need proof of identity and a current Department of Works and pensions (DWP) award letter.
Once we have processed your application your bus pass will be sent to your home within 7 working days.
If it's been stolen you must report it to the police. They will give you a reference number which you need to give us. If your pass has been lost we will only need you to report this to us and provide proof of your identity and address when you visit to get your new bus pass ordered. Please come between 10am and 12noon, Monday to Friday.
Please return your pass to the address below. You will need to apply for a new pass from your new local authority.
Bus Pass Team