What age/disability concessions are available in the region for transport?
Trains, buses and the Mersey Ferry
Mersey Travel offer free National Travel Passes (for most local buses in England, Merseyside, Mersey ferries and trains in Merseyside) if you live in the county and have a disability or are over the age of 60 (see website for eligibility). Call 0151 236 6056 or click here for further information.
Merseylink is a ‘dial-a-ride’ service for people with mobility problems who cannot use public transport. The service is free for members who live in Merseyside and meet one of the eligibility criteria (click here). For more information about Merseylink please phone 0151 330 1661
Parking and blue badges
The blue (formerly orange) badge scheme is recognised throughout Europe and provides an arrangement of on-street parking concessions across the country. You can request an application pack by contacting the Council Contact Centre on 01744 676 789, or by going online and filling out the application form.
Claughton Street (WA10 1SN) disabled car park is available for blue badge holders only and is free of charge. Most town centre car parks in St Helens offer blue-badge bays however fees still apply.
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