The new English National Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme bus pass
The English National Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme is a national scheme by the Department for Transport in conjunction with Local Authorities across England.
The scheme extended the provision of free bus travel within individual local authorities to allow travel throughout England from 1 April 2008. English residents who have attained the state pension age for women, which is gradually being increased from 60 to 66, as well as eligible disabled people, are provided with free off-peak bus travel on weekdays and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays. Certain local authorities offer extra benefits for use within their area. Comparable schemes operate within Wales and Scotland.