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School transport for age 16+

Once a young person continues their education into Year 12 and 13 (Sixth Form or college), Medway Council can no longer provide free travel. Medway resident students younger than 19 years old can apply for a discounted bus or rail season pass.

Bus pass

Bus passes are point-to-point tickets and can only be used on school days for one return journey each day between the points shown on the ticket and not for any other journey.

Annual cost £700

Valid from September 2016 to July 2017

Termly cost £240

Term 1 September to December 2016/Term 2 January to March 2017/Term 3 April to July 2017

Rail pass

You must request an application form and accurate prices for the pass. In your request, include:

  • Your child's name
  • Your child's date of birth
  • Names of boarding and destination stations
  • Dates the pass is required

Application forms are available from Medway Libraries, Contact Points and Council community hubs.

Once we have received your application form, payment will be processed and a rail warrant issued, which will need to be collected from Gun Wharf by appointment.

Rail passes issued through Medway Council cannot be used on high-speed train services.

Terms and conditions

  • The named student on the ticket is the only person entitled to use it – if it is given to someone else to use you could be prosecuted by the bus or train company.
  • Misbehaviour on a bus or train could lead to a ticket being withdrawn – you would then have to make your own daily arrangements.

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