When your child starts school in September they may be travelling to school on a bus for the first time. Students aged 11-16 need to have a Young Person’s Photocard which entitles them to half-fare travel anywhere in West Yorkshire and are available from your local bus station Travel Centre.
From Wednesday 1st October 2014, paper young Person’s PhotoCards will no longer be valid and you may be charged full-fare. To continue paying half-fare, get a new SMART Young Person’s PhotoCard.
Apply online at www.wymetro.com/TicketsandPasses
You will need:
- A passport-quality colour photo, saved to your computer
- A valid passport
- An email address
If you don't have a valid passport, go to your local bus station Travel Centre with your birth certificate and your parent/guardian.
Park Lane Learning Trust has three yellow bus services provide by the Local Authority to the school. If you wish your child to travel on one of these you will need to apply for a MyBus application form at the Metro School Travel website below.
Finally, your child may qualify for free school transport from the Local Authority. You will need to check the eligibility criteria on the Calderdale Council website below.
Travel Company Phone Numbers:
Metro : 0113 3481122
First Bus : 0113 3815000
TJ Walsh : 01422 363600