English National Concessionary passes can be used as a Smartcard on your First bus following a £27m investment by the company.
Simply hold your pass against the card reader on the ticket machine, wait until it beeps and take your ticket. Then, just show your pass to the driver to confirm you're the authorised holder & take your seat.
'Blind' pass holders can continue to show the driver their pass - however if you prefer you can use your pass as a Smartcard.
What if my pass doesn't work? You can still travel - your driver will record your pass manually and issue you with a ticket. You should contact your card issuer to arrange for a replacement pass so you can go smart on future journeys. In South Yorkshire, call into your local Travel South Yorkshire travel shop or call Traveline on 01709 515151.
Elderly and Disabled Permit Holders
People of pensionable age qualify for a Senior Citizen pass from the local Transport Executive. This pass allows the holder to travel for free on bus within South Yorkshire, as well as being valid for certain journeys into neighbouring counties. For more information about cross boundary travel arrangements contact Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.
This Senior Citizens pass is valid all day at weekends and for Bank Holidays, and after 09:00 hours on weekdays. Passes must be presented to the driver on every journey - without it, senior citizens will be required to pay full adult fare.
For details of how to obtain a pass, contact Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 or visit their website.
Blind person Passes
If you hold a South Yorkshire Mobility pass with the 'eye' symbol on, this is identified as a blind persons pass and you are entitled to free travel on our buses at all times. Just show your pass to the driver as you board.
Carer / Companion Passes
If you hold a South Yorkshire concessionary pass (blind, disabled or elderly) showing the companion symbol, then one companion is entitled to the same concession as the pass holder. You don't have to travel with the same companion every time you use our buses, but your companion does have to board and alight at the same stop as you.