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dieselsmum
dieselsmum Community member Posts: 7 Listener
ive got a disabled persons pass through my la and was wondering if i can use this in manchester on the trams there as i go there 2/3 times a yr and tho i drive there i hate driving round there to get to places 

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm not sure @dieselsmum, as far as I can make out from the website, there is free travel on Metrolink for members of the armed forces and a Travel Pass or Travel Vouchers for disabled people, so it might be worth having a read of these to see if you are eligible. 
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    If you have a Diamond Travel card issued in England outside Greater Manchester I think this doesn’t work for Manchester trams. Can’t find a clear answer but I’m basing it on information that says over 60s with a pass issued by Greater Manchester can pay to have free use of trams added. This suggests that trams are not automatically included within the England Concessionary Travel Scheme.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 787 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    If its the yellow/orange concessionary C+ Disabled person travel card and has Transport for greater manchester at the top. then you can use these on the trams,trains and buses anywhere in manchester. Just swipe in on the small card machines before your journey and then swipe out again when you reach your destination.

    I'm from manchester and use my disabled bus pass on the trams sometimes.
    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • dieselsmum
    dieselsmum Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    rubin16 said:
    If its the yellow/orange concessionary C+ Disabled person travel card and has Transport for greater manchester at the top. then you can use these on the trams,trains and buses anywhere in manchester. Just swipe in on the small card machines before your journey and then swipe out again when you reach your destination.

    I'm from manchester and use my disabled bus pass on the trams sometimes.
    i dont live in manchester i visit a lot 2/3 times a yr i live in another county but have a disabled travel pass i use for travel where i live was wondering if i can use it up there on trams as i dpnt like driving there as get really confused with the road systems 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    rubin16 said:
    If its the yellow/orange concessionary C+ Disabled person travel card and has Transport for greater manchester at the top. then you can use these on the trams,trains and buses anywhere in manchester. Just swipe in on the small card machines before your journey and then swipe out again when you reach your destination.

    I'm from manchester and use my disabled bus pass on the trams sometimes.
    i dont live in manchester i visit a lot 2/3 times a yr i live in another county but have a disabled travel pass i use for travel where i live was wondering if i can use it up there on trams as i dpnt like driving there as get really confused with the road systems 
    It isn't clear but, as per my previous reply, I don't think you can. You can use it on buses.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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