Children or young people with a special educational need or disability may qualify for a Disabled Person's pass if they meet the following criteria:
- live in South Yorkshire
and have one or more of the following conditions
- blind or partially-sighted
- deaf or without speech
- a disability or injury which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk
- no arms or the long-term loss of the use of their arms
- a learning disability
- have been or would be refused a driver’s licence on medical grounds
Within South Yorkshire your Disabled Person's pass will entitle you to free travel on:
- Local bus services, trams and trains
- Northern train services between South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
- Bus services in all other parts of England between 0930 and 2300 weekdays and all day weekends and Bank Holidays
If you qualify for a pass and are in receipt of the Higher Rate Care Component of Disability Living Allowance or Higher Rate Attendance Allowance, then your pass will allow one carer to travel with you for free. Your pass will bear the ‘plus C’ logo. This is valid only in the ‘Local to South Yorkshire’ area.
For further information on how to apply for a Disabled Travel pass, please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.
The National Rail service also offer a Disabled Persons Railcard and other concessionary discounts. Most of the discounts apply to adult fares for passengers aged from 16. However, five to 15-year olds that are eligible can apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard. While the Railcard doesn't offer discounts on child fares, it will allow one person travelling with the cardholder to get 1/3 off most rail fares.
For further details about discounts on rail fares, see the Disabled Persons Railcard website.