Older persons freedom pass
The Older Persons Freedom Pass is currently issued to residents aged 60 years and over.
Changes to eligible age
This information is relevant to everyone born between 1950 and and 1955 applying for an older person's Freedom Pass.
A change in legislation means that from 6th April 2010 the age at which an older person becomes eligible for free travel will be later that his or her 60th birthday.
The eligible age will increase in gradual steps from 60 to 65, starting with those born after 6th April 1950. If your 60th birthday is on or after 6th April 2015 you will become eligible on your 65th birthday.
You can apply up to 14 days ahead of your eligible date.
Please check to see eligible dates.
Mayor's over 60's London pass
Residents of London boroughs who are not eligible for the Older Persons Freedom Pass, can apply for the Mayor’s Over 60s London Pass.
Current Freedom Pass holders and holders of the disabled person's Freedom Pass are not affected by this change.
When you are eligible you should apply to your local post office with:
- 1 x passport sized photograph.
- Proof of your age, for example a passport or birth certificate.
- Proof of your residence within the London Borough of Enfield, for example a Council Tax bill or a utility bill issued within the last three months.
The Post Office will process the application and a freedom pass will be sent in the post within 10 working days.
The 24 hour Older Person's Freedom Pass will allow travel on London Transport Buses, Underground, Docklands Light Railway, the Tramlink and Rail Services London (rail services only after 9:30am.)
The new English National Bus Concessionary Fares Scheme started on 1st April 2008. The pass entitles you to all current freedom pass benefits, plus the additional benefit of free local bus travel anywhere in England (between 9:30am and 11:00pm.)
Lost or stolen freedom pass
To report your freedom pass lost or stolen contact London Councils:
Telephone: 084 5275 7054 - Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Alternatively, please call us on 020 8379 9666 and leave the following details after the tone:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your daytime telephone number
Faulty Freedom Pass
To report your freedom pass as not working, contact London Councils as above.
Pages in Freedom Passes
This page was last updated on 15-Aug-2014.