Concessionary Travel on West Midlands Public Transport

If you live in the West Midlands conurbation and have an asbestos related disease you are probably entitled to concessionary travel on buses, trains and trams. The area covered by the concession is

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton

It only takes 15 minutes to apply on line. If you have any difficulties with the application our benefits advisers will be happy to help you.

If you have reached state retirement age you will have to apply for an older person’s travel pass. Younger people can apply for a disabled person’s travel pass if they have a permanent disability caused by an injury which makes it difficult for them to walk. If you have a Blue Badge you can use this as proof of your eligibility.

If you don’t have a Blue Badge you will need to show that you “are unable to walk very far without experiencing severe discomfort”.

If you don’t have a Blue Badge you will either need a medical report that makes clear you have difficulty walking 100 metres in five minutes or to undergo a medical assessment.

You may also be entitled to concessionary travel if you have other disabilities or are unable to drive.

For more information go to

Get a disabled person’s pass | Transport for West Midlands (

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