Eligible residents can now apply for a FREE national bus pass

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Eligible residents can now sign up for or renew their FREE National Bus Pass on the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s website. 


The signup and renewal services were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Councillor Samantha Rayner, deputy leader of the council and lead for library and resident services, said: “The National Bus Pass provides users with a free, environmentally friendly way of getting out and about and we’re keen to see eligible Royal Borough residents take advantage of everything the pass has to offer. 


“If you’re of eligible age, or have a registered disability, you’re entitled to the bus pass. Residents who are unable to travel on a bus without assistance can also apply for a companion bus pass, which allows them to be accompanied by another person who will also travel free of charge. Pass holders can get free travel during off-peak times on local bus services, not just in Windsor and Maidenhead, but also anywhere in England.    


“And, of course, we encourage anyone travelling on public transport at this time to make sure they’re wearing a face covering and travelling in a COVID safe way.” 


Residents wishing to find out more about bus passes, and eligibility, should visit the public transport page on the councils website. 
Off-peak travel on buses in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is defined as:

  • 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday
  • all day at weekends and on public holidays

Please check local conditions for travelling outside of the Royal Borough by contacting the relevant local authority.