If you live in South Yorkshire and you’re under 16 years old you can apply for a MegaTravel Pass. The MegaTravel Pass entitles pass holders to concessionary travel on bus, tram and train in South Yorkshire.
With a MegaTravel Pass you can travel anytime, anywhere in South Yorkshire for a single fare of 80p on bus or tram. You can also buy discounted 7 day tickets for young people, which may work out cheaper if you travel regularly. You’ll also be able to travel half price on local trains.
No pass means you could pay full fare!
Rotherham Council provides Zero Fare Bus Passes (ZFBP) which allow children, who have been assessed as eligible, to travel free of charge to and from their mainstream school. Those who are eligible should receive a letter from the Passenger Services Team at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council informing them of this.
Parents/carers of pupils who qualify for ZFBP will now be provided with a link to an online application form for both new and renewal applications. The paper forms previously posted to the family’s home address and/or delivered to schools for distribution to pupils are no longer available.
If you cannot access the internet at home, you can visit one of Rotherham’s local libraries where customer service staff are available to assist with online activities. Families will need to upload a passport style photograph and other information, such as free school entitlement, when applying online. Please refer to the letter you will have been sent for further information.
The online application must be submitted by 30th June 2019 so that the ZFBP may be posted to your home address by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive during August 2019, prior to the start of the school year in September.
A ZFBP is valid for a full school year unless there is a change in circumstances. There is no automatic renewal for the following year and entitlement is reviewed annually based upon set criteria contained within the Home to School Transport Policy. You will be sent an email to remind you to apply for a renewal ZFBP for use during the following school year so please ensure your email address is up to date. You can let us know of any change in circumstances by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.