APPLICATION FOR BUSCARD AND PERMIT Qualification for concessionary fares If you attend a first, middle or combined school in Milton
You must be: Keynes or a School/College outside Milton Keynes
Junior Clubcard No. _________________________________
a permanent resident of Milton Keynes or being educated in Milton (but wish to use the bus card for journeys within Milton
Keynes AND Keynes):
Forename(s) ______________________________________ 5 to 18 years of age AND 1. Obtain a passport-sized photo of yourself.
Title (Mr or Miss) ___________________________________ in full time education (those on training schemes do not qualify for 2. Complete the application form and have it certified by your
concessionary fares). school. If attending a full time (non compulsory) further
If you are 18 years of age you qualify only until the end of January, April education course a letter of confirmation from school or
_________________________________________________ or September immediately before you turn 19. Please remember to college is required stating the nature and duration of the
return your bus card to the Civic Offices when you are either no longer course. A new letter is required each time the permit is
in full time education or you are over 19 years of age (whichever is the renewed.
Phone No. ________________________________________
sooner). Bus cards remain the property of Milton Keynes Council. NB: Applicants do not qualify for concessionary travel if on an
Date of Birth ______________________________________ employment training scheme or any education course that
How much does the scheme cost? attracts an allowance.
I am a child/student permanently resident in or attending a school
50p for a clubcard and permit is required when you first join the scheme 3. Send/ bring the application form & photo to: The Bus Card
or college in Milton Keynes. Please supply me with a bus card to
and thereafter the fares are as follows: Section, Milton Keynes Council, PO Box 113, Civic Offices,
use initially for (tick one): Junior Tripper - £3.50 for 10 journeys 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HN.
Junior Cityrider ___________ Junior Tripper _____________ Junior Cityrider - £5.00 for unlimited travel for a week or 4. Within 7 days receipt of your application at the Civic Offices
£17.50 for unlimited travel for a month. your electronic bus card will be sent to you.
Signature _______________________ Date_____________
TO BE COMPLETED BY SCHOOL/COLLEGE How do I apply? How do I use my bus card?
I confirm the above details are correct and that the applicant is a If you attend a secondary school or college in Milton Keynes: Bus cards can be used on most local buses between any two
1. Obtain a passport-sized photo of yourself. points within Milton Keynes. With bus cards you can buy your
full time student at this school/college.
2. Complete the attached application form and take it with the photo Junior Trippers or Cityriders on the buses, or from Civic Offices
and 50p (30p for a Clubcard, 20p for a permit) to your school to be Cash Office in Central Milton Keynes.
stamped to confirm that you are enrolled there in full time
education. Using bus card for Junior Trippers
3. Your school will issue you with a club card (which lasts indefinitely), When you pay your £3.50 for 10 rides, this will be stored
a permit (which lasts for one year for under 16’s and one term for electronically on your bus card and you will be given a receipt.
over 16’s) and a protective plastic wallet. Then each time you use a bus you will pay using the money
4. Send the completed and stamped application form to: The Bus stored on your bus card. You will have to tell the driver your
Card Section, Milton Keynes Council, PO Box 113, Civic Offices, 1 destination, and you will be given a ticket showing how much
Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HN. money is left on your bus card. You must keep the last five
Stamp of school/college 5. Within 7 days receipt of your application at the Civic Offices your tickets issued. Should your card develop a fault, we cannot
electronic bus card will be sent to you. give refunds without these tickets.
Send or hand this form together with 50p & photo (if relevant) to:
You can add more money to your bus card at any time by
The Bus card Section, Milton Keynes Council, PO Box 113, Civic buying another Junior Tripper ticket, but please try to avoid
Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HN doing this at busy times of the day.
Using bus card for Junior Cityriders In addition, Cityriders (not Trippers) are valid on train services between
When you pay for your Junior Cityrider - at £5.00 per week or the six rail stations of Wolverton, Milton Keynes Central, Bletchley,
£17.50 per month - this will be stored electronically on your bus Fenny Stratford, Bow Brickhill and Woburn Sands. Validation receipts
card and you will be given a receipt - keep this safe to show on must be shown as proof of credits stored on cards.
buses and trains not in the bus card system. Each time you use
Concessionary Fares for Children
a bus you will give the driver your bus card and the machine will Enquiries about bus card
check its validity. You will also have to tell the driver your General
and Students in Milton Keynes
destination and you will be given a ticket for that journey which If you have any difficulty using your bus card please phone MK 252558,
shows when the Cityrider ticket expires. You must keep the last or call at the Civic Offices between 9.15am and 4.30pm (Monday-
five tickets issued in case your card develops a fault. We cannot Friday, excluding Bank Holidays). Any difficulties experienced with bus
give refunds without these tickets. services should be directed to the bus company concerned.
Defective/damaged bus Cards
You can add another week or month to your bus card at any time
Should your bus card develop a fault, the driver will keep it and give
by buying another Junior Cityrider ticket - but please try to avoid
you a receipt and five temporary travel tickets. Please bring the receipt
doing this on the bus at busy times of the day. Cityriders are valid
to the Civic Offices where it will be exchanged for a replacement bus
from the date of purchase, but if you buy it before your current
ticket runs out, then the week or month will be added
automatically to the end of your existing ticket.
Damaged bus cards should be reported as soon as possible to the
Can I change between Junior Tripper and Junior Cityrider?
We ask you to select the type of ticket you expect to use most
Please retain the tickets for the last five journeys you have made. We
often so your bus card can be coded appropriately, but you can
cannot give refunds on defective/damaged bus cards without proof of
ask the driver or sales assistant to sell you either type of ticket
the value remaining.
without changing your bus card. If you buy a Cityrider ticket the
value of any Junior Tripper tickets left on your bus card will still be
Lost bus cards
usable when the Cityrider expires.
Lost bus cards should be reported as soon as possible to the above
number. A charge is made for lost bus cards (currently £5) this cannot
Can anyone use my bus card?
be refunded if you later find your bus card.
No – each bus card is electronically personalised and can only be
used by the senior club cardholder. You need to show the driver
Please keep your bus card in a safe place where it cannot be broken or
your club card and travel scheme permit each time you use your
bent; in particular do not put it in the back pocket of trousers.
PLEASE INFORM THE BUS CARD SECTION IF YOU CHANGE
Who will accept bus card?
Bus cards will be accepted on most local buses in Milton Keynes.
On the few services not on the bus card system a cash fare is These concessionary travel schemes for children and students are financed by Milton Keynes Council.
Prices are correct as at 17th August 2003 but are subject to revision by the Council at any time.
payable when you show your Clubcard and permit - 35p instead
Information you give us about yourself will be held on computer or manual records which you have a
of Trippers. Junior Cityrider holders will be able to travel on these right to see and check. Information may be shared with organisations we work with to provide services to
you and it could also be used in connection with the prevention and detection of crime. Our leaflet “How
few services without further payment by showing your Clubcard, to see your records – Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998” is available from Council officesand
permit and the receipt issued for the purchase of your Cityrider libraries.
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