It’s Freedom Pass renewal time


Older people across Hackney whose Freedom Passes will expire on March 31 next year will receive a letter in the coming weeks explaining how to renew their pass.

The Freedom Pass allows older adults to travel on public transport for free across the capital – as well as on local bus services throughout England at certain times – and is Europe’s most comprehensive free travel scheme.

Pass holders are being encouraged to renew online, which is a straightforward process and only takes a few minutes. Anyone who is unable to renew online can return the form enclosed with their letter by post. Please note Freedom Passes cannot be renewed at the Post Office.

All Freedom Pass holders whose passes expire 31 March 2015 have been sent a renewal letter. Disabled peoples Freedom Pass will not receive a renewal letter and will not need to go online; their eligibility will be checked and a new pass sent before their current one expires.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
Freedom Passes provide free access to transport for many older and disabled residents in Hackney, and so it is important that residents have their passes renewed as soon as they can. Anyone who doesn't have their own computer can pop into any Hackney library and make use of the free computers and internet access.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

Pass holders can still renew their Freedom Pass through the post using a paper form which is enclosed with their renewal letter.

The old style passes will be accepted on all London buses, Tubes, trams and trains when shown to the ticket inspector or driver.To apply for or renew a Freedom Pass, contact 0845 275 7054, email mobility@londoncouncils.gov.uk.