Disabled people - bus passes
Anyone who is permanently resident in West Lothian and who is in receipt of any of the following:
- High rate of mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
- High or middle rate component of DLA
- Attendance Allowance
- Veterans Agency award letter conforming receipt of mobility supplement
- Forms DVLA V11 or DLA 404 - disabled taxation class or D206 D235 D220 or NS 57 revoking driving licence
- Disabled Blue Badge
- Registered blind
- Registered as profoundly deaf
- Letter confirming admittance to hospice
- A letter from the Hospital Consultant if applying on the grounds of suffering from a progressive degenerative disorder
...will qualify for a National Entitlement Card offering free travel at all times on all bus services (except premium fare night buses, tours and excursions) throughout Scotland and to Berwick upon Tweed or Carlisle. Reduced rate travel on rail services at off peak times to and from West Lothian is also available. Full details of these concessions can be found on the following document:
A companion permit is also available for anyone registered blind, on high or middle rate DLA, in receipt of attendance allowance or a letter from a care/residential home certifying that the entitlement card holder cannot travel alone.
Application forms are available from West Lothian Connected, Council Information Offices or libraries - a passport sized photograph is required and appropriate proof.
Please note Cards are printed outwith West Lothian and then posted out so applicants should allow at least 14 days for processing.
The following links are to provided information for our disabled customers before they travel.
Stations Made Easy (new window) , a link on NRE website, allows you to plan a route around a station and see photos of it.
Describe Online (new window) includes text descriptions of key Scottish stations including all those en route to London and served by Virgin.
Frequently Asked Questions
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People from the age of 5 years, whose mobility is such that they require to be accompanied when travelling, can apply for a Companion Card if the applicant is: in receipt of the higher or middle rate of the care component of DLA; in receipt of Attendance Allowance; certified blind and is on a register maintained by or on behalf of a council.