Freedom Pass for older people
What is a Freedom Pass?
Help is available for older and disabled people get around.
Who is eligible?
New Government legislation means that the eligibility age for the Freedom Pass is gradually rising to meet the state pension age for women.
This means that from 6 April 2010 the age at which older people become eligible for a Freedom Pass will be later than their 60th birthday.
Current Freedom Pass holders and holders of the disabled person's Freedom Pass are not affected by this change.
You can calculate when you will become eligible for a state pension using GOV.UK's State Pension age calculator.
The Pass gives free travel on the following services to people whose sole or principal residence is in the borough of Wandsworth and who meet the age eligibility criteria:
Services in London
Transport for London buses, Tube, Docklands Light Railway, Trams and London Overground 24 hours a day.
For details visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ or call 020 7222 1234
Other local buses
In the London area (not part of Transport for London) between 9.30am and 11pm, Monday to Friday, plus all day at weekends and on public holidays. Some bus operators may accept travel at other times. Please check with the relevant bus company.
For more information on bus services outside London, please contact the Travel Line on 0871 200 22 33
National Rail (not including London Overground)
In Standard accommodation on most local rail services between 9.30am and 4.30am the following morning, Monday to Friday, plus all day at weekends and on public holidays.
On some routes, holders of the pass may travel from 9am Monday to Friday, plus all day at weekends and on public holidays.
For details of these routes see the map on the travelling times information leaflet.