Freedom passes

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

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

Or have:

  • 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

Apply for a disabled persons freedom pass

You can also apply by email or post:

Return it:

Confiscated, lost, stolen or damaged freedom passes

There is a £12 charge to replace confiscated, lost, faulty or damaged freedom passes.

Page updated on: 26 February 2021

Freedom Pass Team

Address

Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
London
E8 1DY

Opening times

  • Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm