If you live in England and are of retirement age or an eligible disabled person, you are entitled to an English National Concessionary Bus Pass.
The Bus Pass is available to anyone (male or female) who is of the age of female state pension entitlement. To calculate if you are eligible, please check the State Pension Calculator.
How to apply for a pass
If you are applying for an older persons or disabled persons bus pass for the first time, you need to apply to Essex County Council:
Or collect an application form from the local libraries, or call 0345 200 0388 for an application form or for assistance completing one.
Bus pass renewals
If you have an Older Persons bus pass (indicated by a blue strip on the right hand side of the pass) and have not moved since your pass was issued, your pass will automatically be renewed approximately two weeks before the expiry date.
If you have a disabled persons bus pass, have not moved since your pass was issued and this is for a life-long disability your pass will be automatically renewed. For any other type of disability, you will receive information advising how you may renew your pass.
Bus pass renewals if you have moved address
Using your pass
In Essex, pass holders can travel from 9am until 12pm (midnight), Monday to Friday and all day weekends and bank holidays.
Travel times and entitlement in areas outside Essex vary. Please check arrangements before travelling.
Your pass will allow you free off-peak travel anywhere else in England during the following times:
- Monday-Friday 9.30am-11pm
- all day (24hrs) at weekends and bank holidays
- any time on Transport for London buses.
An Essex companion pass is available for those who have difficulty travelling without assistance.
The local train service between Shenfield and Liverpool Street is operated by TfL Rail. Brentwood is in fare Zone 9.
Details of fares are available on the Transport for London website
For details of train services from Brentwood, Ingatestone, Shenfield and West Horndon National Rail stations please go to www.nationalrail.co.uk
Tel No 03457 484950
Discounted rail cards
The Rail Delivery Group offers an opportunity for Brentwood residents to purchase a discounted railcard and the Council has made the following arrangements to purchase/renew a railcard:
To apply for or to renew an existing railcard you will require a unique code. This code will be issued to you at the following location:
Copperfield General Store
To receive your unique code you must take with you the following documents:
- Proof of age (60yrs or over) – either a valid passport, birth certificate or driving licence
- Proof of Brentwood residency – either a recent Council Tax bill or utility bill
Please note: You will not be required to make a payment for your railcard at the Copperfield General Store, however a £1 admin fee is payable.
Once you have received your unique code this will allow you to
- Buy or renew your railcard online at www.senior-railcard.co.uk or
- Buy or renew your railcard by telephoning telesales on 0345 3000 250 (calls are charged at the national rate)
Further details of how to purchase your railcard can be found in the Senior Railcard information sheet pdf
Please note: You will not be able to purchase or renew your railcard at the Council offices and will be advised of the process as detailed above.
Crossrail aims to relieve congestion and support the development of London by providing new rail lines from east to west and north to south. Crossrail will connect 40 stations, including Brentwood and Shenfield in the east to Heathrow airport and Reading in the west. Once the entire service is fully opened it will be renamed the Elizabeth Line and form part of the Transport for London network.
Using the service will make travelling in the region easier and quicker, and help to reduce crowding on London's transport network. It is hoped the line will create a 'golden corridor' providing a huge boost to the economies on the route, with thousands of jobs and homes for local people.
The Council aims to maximise the long term benefits to the Borough’s residents.