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Free bus pass holders in Wales, including the over-60s and those with some qualifying disabilities, have to renew their pass before the end of 2019 if it’s the “old style” green-coloured smart card (pictured above).
This isn’t related to proposed changes to bus pass eligibility and anyone who currently holds a bus pass will keep it – though pass-holders may have to provide the same paperwork/evidence they did at their first application.
Transport for Wales (which will be overseeing the renewal process) say the old-style passes will no longer be recognised by smart card readers from 31st December 2019. The renewal will also be a chance or them to ensure details are up to date in light of changes to data protection laws.
Pass-holders can renew online with Transport for Wales from today (Wednesday September 11th 2019) though paper applications are available on request.