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    16-18 Travel Pass
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Your pass will be valid for up to two years and will have an expiry date of the 31 July of your second year in further education, apprenticeship or employment.

    Sorry, these passes are only available to residents of South Yorkshire. Residents of other areas should speak to their local council to see if they will provide any help with travel costs. Alternatively visit the TravelMaster website: www.sytravelmaster.com for details of discounted tickets that don't require residence.

     

    All young people aged 16-18 living in South Yorkshire (your household probably pays council tax to Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield council) including those in apprenticeships or employment. You can check our date of birth chart to see if you are able to apply.

    Unfortunately you will not be eligible for a 16-18 Travel Pass after the 31 July of your second year in further education, apprenticeship or employment. You can still benefit from age related discounted travel across South Yorkshire. Visit our Student passes page for information on other tickets available.

     

    Paper application forms are available from our transport interchanges for customers who can't apply online. Visit our Apply by post page for more information.

     
    Your pass will be valid from 1 July, and can be used as soon as you receive it.

    You can use your pass all year round to access discounted travel on buses, trams and Northern trains in South Yorkshire.

    The 16-18 Travel Pass will allow you to benefit from the concessionary single fare (currently 80p) on buses and trams, half price rail fare on Northern trains and value for money operator tickets in South Yorkshire.

    The 16-18 Travel Pass proves to bus drivers, tram conductors and ticket sellers that you are entitled to travel at reduced cost on public transport. No pass means full fare - if you don't have a pass you may be asked to pay full adult fare.

    The plastic 16-18 Travel Pass is a smartcard, meaning you have to scan your card on buses and Supertram. Hold your card on the reader near the driver’s cab as you board a bus or hold it on the card readers held by the Supertram conductors. Once the machine beeps, pay your 80p fare as usual. 

    On bus and train services that don’t have smartcard readers, or if there's a problem scanning the card, just show it to the driver or conductor as you normally would.

     

    No, your pass will be valid for up to two years and will have an expiry date of the 31 July of your second year in further education, apprenticeship or employment.

     

    Your pass will be delivered to your home address that you specified in your application. This must be a South Yorkshire address.

     

    No, you are no longer required to provide you UVC (Unique Validation Code) when applying for your 16-18 Travel Pass. All you will need is proof of age, a South Yorkshire address and a current photograph of yourself.

     

    The quickest way to apply for a pass is online. If you apply for a pass online we aim to dispatch your pass within seven days of receiving your completed online application. If you apply by paper we aim to dispatch your pass within 21 days of receiving your completed application form.

     

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