Under the National Concessionary Travel Scheme bus passes are available which allow travel at a reduced rate.The NoWcard scheme is administered by Lancashire County Council.

This scheme offers discounted bus travel for people who have reached state pension age and also people who have disabilities.

A Senior Railcard to anyone 60 years or over, you can save up to 1/3 on Standard and First Class rail fares throughout Great Britain. 


Bus pass

If you live in Lancashire and either meet the age criteria or are disabled, you may be eligible for a NoWcard which entitles you to reduced cost travel within certain times.

The age of eligibility for concessionary travel for women is pension age and for men it is the pensionable age of a woman born on the same day. You can check eligibility on the NoWcard website.

View terms and conditions for the bus pass scheme on the NoWcard website.

NoWcard is a partnership between Chorley Council, the County Councils of Cumbria and Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Borough Councils and the 18 district councils of Lancashire and Cumbria.


Apply for a bus pass

If you are applying for the first time, and are of pensionable age, you can to apply online.

If you are applying for a disabled persons bus pass you will need to provide proof of your disability, depending on your disability you may need to apply direct to Nowcard. 
To apply for a replacement pass you will need to contact the NoWcard Helpline on 03001 236 737.

Apply for a bus pass online

Renew bus pass


Senior railcard

With a Senior Railcard anyone 60 years or over can save 1/3 on Standard and First Class rail fares throughout Great Britain for 12 whole months. You can now apply for a 1-year or a 3-year senior railcard. Railcards will be valid for 1 year or 3 years from the date of issue. 

Reduced Charge

1 year pass will cost £30
3 year pass will cost £70
No refunds will be given.

If you lose your railcard a £10 administration fee will be charged for a replacement.


Renewing your railcard

You will be reminded via email or letter annually when your railcard is due for renewal.

You no longer need to complete a form, you can apply online. You will need to register for the first time using a valid email address. You should enter the unique promotional code which will be on your renewal letter. This entitles you to a discount on the railcards standard charge.

It is important that you read and agree to the full Terms and Conditions governing the issue of the railcard.

If you do not have access to the internet you can apply by telephone on 08448 714036.


Online applications

You will need your debit or credit card and either your driving licence or passport number to verify your age and address, also a valid email address. 

If you do not have internet access or the necessary identification you can apply by telephone on 08448 714036.

Apply for a senior railcard online


Using your railcard

You can use your Senior Railcard for long and short trips at almost any time during the week and at weekends. The only restriction is for travel during the morning peak period, Monday to Friday (not including Public Holidays).

The times of morning off-peak services do vary by route, so it's best to check with ticket office staff before buying your tickets.

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