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We are introducing a one year trial for companion bus pass holders which starts on 20 January 2020.
Previously, the criteria for a companion bus pass has been based on your income and the benefits you receive. The information we will collect from the new trial will give us a better understanding of your mobility and help us to support you with your bus travel requirements.
Please note you do not need to re-apply for a companion pass unless your pass is due to expire.
If your current pass expires during the trial, you will need to show us that you are eligible under the new criteria. When you renew your pass you will need to provide us with the following documents to show us that you are eligible:
The companion pass is not allocated to a specific person, so it can be used by anybody who is travelling with you. Only one companion may travel free on any one journey, and you must both get on and leave the bus at the same points.
If your journey starts outside Portsmouth, your companion may need to pay the full fare. The city boundary points can be broadly described by the following landmarks:
For more information you can contact us by: