Changes to the free bus pass scheme
Elderly and disabled residents in Surrey who qualify for free bus travel will need to visit one of 23 Surrey libraries to claim their passes. Those libraries include Addlestone and Egham libraries in Runnymede, and Staines and Woking and Walton libraries in adjoining boroughs.
From Friday 1 April 2011 Runnymede Borough Council will no longer manage requests and renewals for concessionary passes.
More than 180,000 elderly or disabled Surrey residents currently hold a pass and collectively take 6.9 million free bus journeys each year.
From April 2011, elderly people travel free from 9.30am to 11.00pm on any bus in Surrey, while disabled passengers have unlimited travel. Current bus passes can be used until they reach their expiry date.
There are three easy steps to access your free bus pass:
- Find out about the criteria for a free bus pass online or by phone
- Check which documents you need to take with you
- Visit one of these libraries to claim your pass:
Addlestone, Banstead, Camberley, Catherham Hill, Caterham Valley, Cranleigh, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Ewell (Bourne Hall), Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Horley, Leatherhead, Oxted, Redhill, Staines, Sunbury, Walton and Woking.
For more information visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/freebuspass, use our SMS text service 07527 182861, call our contact centre on 03456 009 009 or pick up a leaflet at your local library.
Changes to the Free Bus Pass Scheme Flyer