We will be introducing an enhancement to the existing Diamond Travelcard scheme, which will be known as the Platinum Travelcard.
The Platinum Travelcard is for residents of South Gloucestershire, who are severely sight impaired or sight impaired.
Platinum Travelcard holders will be able travel free of charge at all times, however any journeys commencing before 9am, must start within South Gloucestershire.
How to apply for a Platinum Travelcard
If you are already a concessionary Diamond Travelcard holder and you are registered on the South Gloucestershire Certificate of Visual Impairment Register, you will receive a Platinum Travelcard when they become available.
If you are registered on the South Gloucestershire Certificate of Visual Impairment Register, but have not applied for a Diamond Travelcard, we will contact you with details about how to apply for a Platinum Travelcard.
If you are not on the Visual Impairment Register, but you are severely sight impaired or sight impaired, you can still apply for a Platinum Travelcard. You will need to complete a concessionary travelcard application form and provide a copy of one of the following
- Certificate of Visual Impairment (or DB8 form)
- Registration card (both sides) if you are registered with another local authority
- Letter from your eye specialist confirming that you would be considered severely sight impaired or sight impaired.