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Senior Citycard

The Senior Citycard is available to permanent city residents of eligible age. As well as providing access to our libraries, leisure centres and retail savings, the Senior Citycard also gives free travel as part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme.

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About the National Scheme

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme allows cardholders free travel on all local bus services in England between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at all times at weekends and bank holidays.

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County residents also get free tram travel between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at all times on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Please note that your pass is only valid on bus services outside Nottingham, not tube, trams or trains. Certain bus services are also excluded, such as premium night buses, trent barton's Red Arrow and National Express services. If you're in any doubt about a particular service, please contact the operator to confirm whether your pass will be accepted.

Applying for a Senior Citycard

When can I apply?

You can apply for your Senior Citycard once you reach the eligible age. The current age of eligibility is in line with the women's state pension entitlement and applies to both men and women.

If you were born before 6th October 1951, you can apply for your card now! If you were born after 6th October 1951, please refer to the table below to see when you can apply.

How do I apply?

If you're eligible to apply for a Senior Citycard, you will need to apply in person at our Travel Centre in the Broadmarsh Bus Station in Nottingham City Centre.

You will need to take with you proof of your address (such as a bank statement or utility bill) and proof of your age. You will also need to know your National Insurance number as this is required on the application form. Whilst you're there, we'll take a photograph of you for your new Citycard and once we've processed your application we'll post your card to your home address. This can take up to 10 working days altogether.

If you want to download the application form in advance, please click on the link below. Once you've downloaded it, you can print it, fill it out and take it with you to the Broadmarsh Travel Centre.

Click here to download the Senior Application Form

Senior Citycard Age of Eligibility

If you were born after 6 August 1952 please refer to the table below to see when you can apply for your Senior Citycard.

Date of Birth Date of Eligibility
5 August 1952 or before Already eligible
6 August 1952 to 5 September 1952 6 January 2015
6 September 1952 to 5 October 1952 6 March 2015
6 October 1952 to 5 November 1952 6 May 2015
6 November 1952 to 5 December 1952 6 July 2015
6 December 1952 to 5 January 1953 6 September 2015
6 January 1953 to 5 February 1953 6 November 2015
6 February 1953 to 5 March 1953 6 January 2016
6 March 1953 to 5 April 1953 6 March 2016
6 April 1953 to 5 May 1953 6 July 2016
6 May 1953 to 5 June 1953 6 November 2016
6 June 1953 to 5 July 1953 6 March 2017
6 July 1953 to 5 August 1953 6 July 2017
6 August 1953 to 5 September 1953 6 November 2017
6 September 1953 to 5 October 1953 6 March 2018
6 October 1953 to 5 November 1953 6 July 2018
6 November 1953 to 5 December 1953 6 November 2018
6 December 1953 to 5 January 1954 6 March 2019
6 January 1954 to 5 February 1954 6 May 2019
6 February 1954 to 5 March 1954 6 July 2019
6 March 1954 to 5 April 1954 6 September 2019
6 April 1954 to 5 May 1954 6 November 2019
6 May 1954 to 5 June 1954 6 January 2020
6 June 1954 to 5 July 1954 6 March 2020
6 July 1954 to 5 August 1954 6 May 2020
6 August 1954 to 5 September 1954 6 July 2020
6 September 1954 to 5 October 1954 6 September 2020
6 October 1954 onwards 66th birthday

Acceptable Supporting Documents

Proof of Name or Age
Letter of Pension Entitlement
Current Passport
Medical Card
Birth Certificate (unless your name has changed)
Driving Licence (paper or photocard)
Proof of City Residence
Current Council Tax Bill / Letter / Payment Book
Current Housing Association Rent Book
Current Television Licence
Residential Utility Bill * (except mobile phone)
Residential Bank / Building Society Statement *
Department of Work and Pensions Letter *
Residential Credit Card Statement *

* These items must be dated within the last 3 months