Travel schemes

There are a number of schemes in Solihull to help you get on the move.

Blue Badge (disabled parking permit)

If you have difficulty travelling you could be eligible for a Blue Badge. Blue Badges are issued to people with a permanent and substantial physical disability and let you park in disabled spaces that give you more room and are closer to where you need to go.

Get an older person's bus pass

The National Concessionary Travel Scheme provides passes that give eligible older and disabled people free off-peak travel on buses, trains and trams.

In Solihull the concessionary travel scheme is operated by Network West Midlands, where you can find out how to apply.

Once you have your free pass, you will be able to enjoy free travel:

  • during off-peak times, between 9.30 am and 11.00 pm (or end of daytime services) Monday to Friday
  • all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays

Get a disabled persons pass

If you are registered disabled you can apply for a disabled persons pass on the Network West Midlands website.

A disabled persons pass can be used on:

  • buses throughout England from Monday to Friday 9.30am and 11.00pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays - anywhere in England.
  • trains within the Network West Midlands ‘blue zone

National Railcards

If you travel regularly by train outside of the area, a National Railcard could be ideal. They are provided by National Rail and offer at least a third off of most rail fares. They can be used throughout the country. You could benefit from the:

Network West Midlands

The latest local travel information, service updates, route alterations and further travel help is also available from Network West Midlands.