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Freedom Pass for older people

What is a Freedom Pass for older people?

The Freedom Pass enables you to travel for free within the Freedom Pass boundary on London's public transport. This includes buses, tubes, National Rail, Docklands Light Railway and Trams. It can also be used outside London on local bus services in England (as per The English National Bus Scheme).

Am I eligible?

If your sole or principal residence is in Redbridge or other London borough and you were born on or before 5 April 1950 you can already apply for a Freedom Pass to help you get around London.

People who reach the age of 60 after 6 April 2010 will get their Freedom Pass later than their 60th birthday. This will align with forthcoming changes in the State Pension age. If you were born on or after 6 April 1950 you need to check when you will become eligible.

How do I apply?

The Older Persons Freedom Pass is administered on our behalf at the Post Office. You can pick up a form at the Post Office, or download an Older Persons application form to  complete and take with you.

For lost, stolen and faulty passes please telephone 020 7934 9666.

For more information about the Older Persons Freedom Pass please visit the Freedom Pass website or Redbridge.

Who to contact

Telephone
0845 275 7054 or 020 7934 9633
E-mail
mobility@londoncouncils.gov.uk
Website
www.freedompass.org
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