Coronavirus update: older person’s (and disabled) freedom passes
Temporary changes to the use of an older person’s freedom pass have been put in place to help reduce the risk of crowding on public transport at the busiest travel times, when it would be difficult to maintain safe social distancing.
Older person’s freedom pass holders are currently unable to travel for free during the morning peak hours. Changes to the ticketing system will mean the passes cannot be used between 4.30am-9am Monday to Friday. Passes will continue to be valid at all other times on weekdays and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays.
These changes will not affect travel for disabled freedom pass holders who can still travel at any time on public transport.
For more information and to keep up to date with these changes please visit the London Councils website.
Older persons freedom pass
The freedom pass allows Hackney’s older residents to travel for free on buses, trains and other public transport in London, as well as some national services. For more information visit the eligibility checker.
For residents over 60, a 60+ Oyster card is available from Transport for London, for a £20 one-off fee. It allows free travel on buses, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most national services in London.
Apply for an older persons freedom pass
If you have any questions about the application process call London Councils on 0300 330 1433.
Disabled persons freedom pass
You may be eligible for a freedom pass if you:
- are blind or partially sighted
- are profoundly or severely deaf
- are without speech in any language
- have a physical disability or injury which seriously impairs your ability to walk on a long term basis
- do not have arms or have a long-term loss of the use of both arms
- are in receipt of higher rate mobility component of the disability living allowance
- are in receipt of 8 or more points for the moving around mobility activity for the personal independence payment (PIP)
- are in receipt of 8 or more points for communicating verbally activity for the personal independence payment (PIP)
- are in receipt of the war pensioners mobility supplement
- an assessed learning disability that is defined as a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
- a disability or health condition that would prevent an application for a driving licence being approved under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988, other than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol
Apply for a disabled persons freedom pass
You can also apply by email or post:
- by email: email@example.com
- by post: Mobility Team, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY
Confiscated, lost, stolen or damaged freedom passes
There is a £12 charge to replace confiscated, lost, faulty or damaged freedom passes.