Concessions

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The Concessionary Travel Schemes in Tyne and Wear provide reduced price travel to Tyne and Wear residents who are aged under 16, aged over 60 or who are disabled.

The Concessionary Travel Scheme for Tyne and Wear residents aged under 16

With an Under 16 Pop card you can travel:

  • for 60p for a single journey.
  • for £1.10 all day on all types of transport.

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The Concessionary Travel Scheme for older Tyne and Wear residents

With a Tyne and Wear Concessionary Travel Pass you can travel:

  • free of charge on buses in Tyne and Wear from 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
  • free anywhere else in England on local buses, between 9.30am-11.00pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
  • for 60p on the Shields Ferry from 9.30am Monday to Friday, all day at weekends and on public holidays.
  • for 50p on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Metrocentre/Blaydon, from 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.

And you can have unlimited travel on Metro, on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland and also the Shields Ferry if you buy a Metro Gold Card – just £12 a year for Tyne and Wear residents.

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The Concessionary Travel Scheme for Tyne and Wear residents who are disabled

With a Tyne and Wear Concessionary Travel Pass you can travel:

  • free of charge on buses in Tyne and Wear from 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
  • free anywhere else in England on local buses, between 9.30am-11.00pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.
  • for 60p on the Shields Ferry from 9.30am Monday to Friday, all day at weekends and on public holidays.
  • for 50p on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Metrocentre/Blaydon, from 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.

And you can have unlimited (not valid before 9.30am Monday to Friday) travel on Metro, on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland and also the Shields Ferry if you buy a Metro Gold Card – just £12 a year for Tyne and Wear residents.

If you qualify for the scheme because of a disability and attend college or are in paid employment for at least 15 hours a week, you can apply for an All Day Concessionary Travel Pass, which can be used at any time.

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Click here for more information - for children