West Yorkshire Metro has a range of concessionary travel permits to help you make the most of public transport across the region. This includes people of pensionable age, blind people and disabled people.
Concessionary bus pass for Senior Citizens
Please see the documents section on this page and the document called 'dates of eligibility for bus pass' for more information on if you will be entitled to one.
These are supplied by West Yorkshire Metro. For information on senior passes visit West Yorkshire Metro in the External links section.
Blind Person’s pass
A blind person’s pass entitles you to free travel on West Yorkshire buses and trains at any time of day. You can also travel free of charge on buses throughout the rest of England at off-peak times (Off-peak is after 9:30am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and bank holidays).
If you qualify for a blind person’s pass you will automatically receive a pass which allows a companion to travel with you free of charge. There is no charge for guide dogs within West Yorkshire.
Disabled Person’s Pass
A disabled person’s pass entitles you to free off-peak bus travel throughout England and half-fare off-peak train travel in West Yorkshire. Off-peak is after 9:30am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and bank holidays.
Am I eligible for a Disabled Person's Pass?
You are entitled to a disabled person’s pass if you live in West Yorkshire and you are:
- Partially sighted
- Profoundly or severely deaf
- Without speech
- Someone who has a disability or injury, which has substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
- Someone who does not have arms, or has a long-term loss of the use of both arms
- Someone who has a learning disability, that is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
- Someone who has been, or would be, refused a driving licence on certain medical grounds
How do I apply?
The quickest way to apply is to take proof of your entitlement to the Travel Centre at Leeds Bus Station. The following documents are acceptable proofs:
If you do not have any of these proofs, you can also apply by downloading and printing off the application form, available in the Documents section.
- a valid Disabled Persons Parking Badge (Blue Badge);
- a letter, issued within the last 12 months, from the Department of Works and Pensions which states that the applicant is in receipt of the higher rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
- a letter, issued within the last 12 months, from the Department of Works and Pensions which states that; the applicant is in receipt of a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and has at least 8 points on the moving around criteria under ‘mobility activities’
- a letter, issued within the last 12 months, from the Service Personnel & Veterans Agency which states that: the applicant is in receipt of War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
Bus passes can not be renewed, you will need to reapply before your current pass expires by completing an application form if you need a new pass.
Your completed form should be returned to Customer Services, PO BOX 657, Leeds, LS1 9BS along with one recent passport-sized colour photograph (clearly showing your face). You may need to ask your doctor or specialist to complete parts of the form to show that you meet the requirements for a pass.
What will happen next?
If you are eligible for a pass, this will be ordered when you visit the Travel Centre or we will order it on your behalf from WY Metro if you have applied through Leeds City Council. Please allow up to three weeks for your pass to be delivered to your home address.
I have lost my bus pass – how do I get another one?
You need to contact Metroline on 0113 245 7676. They will send you out a replacement pass within 14 days.
My pass is about to expire - can I renew it?
No, you will need to make a new application by downloading and printing off the application form from the Documents section on this page.
For further information you can also visit West Yorkshire Metro in the External links section or see our frequently asked questions.