Senior and Mobility cards are available to permanent city residents of eligible age or qualifying disability. They offer free travel as part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme.
About the National Scheme
The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme allows cardholders free travel on all local bus services in England between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at all times at weekends and bank holidays.
Renew my card
Renew your Senior concessionary travel card before 31 March or you may have to pay for travel
Over the past six months Nottingham City Council have written to all Senior concessionary travel card holders as many cards are due to expire on 1st April 2018. There are a large number of cards in circulation that are due to expire on this date so we expect a high demand for renewals as the deadline approaches.
Renew as soon as possible to ensure that your replacement card arrives in time promptly, as we will not be able to refund any travel paid for due to replacement cards taking longer than usual to arrive due to high demand.
Renew your card or visit us in the Shopmobility Victoria Shopping Centre. If you have moved address or changed your name please make sure you bring the appropriate proofs.
If you’re card is due to expire on 1st April 2018 and you have not had a letter it may be because we do not have up to date information for you. Please contact us as a matter of urgency on email@example.com or visit us in the Victoria Bus Station. ‘
Special Education Needs Mobility card pilot project
The SEN Mobility card pilot is not part of the National Concessionary Scheme, it is a separate project funded by Nottingham City Council to support users into our Independent Travel Training scheme.
As such the SEN Mobility pass and its comapnion element are assessed differently from the National Scheme. Qualification for an SEN Mobility card does not mean automatic qualification on the National Scheme.
Is your Concessionary card valid for travel?
From 1st April Nottingham City Council will be enforcing fraud prevention measures for concessionary card holders on bus and tram.
If you are not using your most recently issued card, or it is not reading correctly on boarding bus or tram services, please request a replacement card straight away.
If you try to travel on an invalid card after 1st April you may be denied the concession and have to pay for your journey.
Is your Concessionary card valid for travel still? Check here for more information
Mobility Robin Hood card holders - For Nottingham City residents - In addition to the National Scheme, Nottingham City Council also provide additional travel benefits for Nottingham city residents: Free travel before 9.30am and after 11pm, free travel on both bus and tram Park and Ride, plus free travel at all times on the tram. Is your Mobility card valid for travel still? Check here for more information
Senior Robin Hood card holders - For Nottingham City residents - In addition to the National Scheme Nottingham City Council also provide additional travel benefits for Nottingham city residents: Free travel on the tram plus bus and tram Park and Ride 09.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and at all times at weekends and bank holidays. Is your Senior card valid for travel still? Check here for more information
If your pass is issued by Nottinghamshire County Council or another authority, please see their information on Concessionary cards.
Please note that your pass is only valid on bus services outside Nottingham, not tube, trams or trains. Certain bus services are also excluded, such as premium night buses, trent barton's Red Arrow and National Express services. If you're in any doubt about a particular service, please contact the operator to confirm whether your pass will be accepted. If you're unable to use conventional bus services, there is a door-to-door service available provided by Easylink. For more information, contact Easylink directly on (0115) 969 1801 or click here.