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  • Under 16 PhotoCard
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    If you're aged 11 to 16, you need an Under 16 PhotoCard to be eligible for half-fare travel.

  • What is an Under 16 PhotoCard? 

    How to apply 

    Apply on the Metro website

    You will need:

    • A passport-quality colour photo, saved to your computer
    • A valid passport
    • An email address
    • Proof that you live in West Yorkshire, such as a bank statement. 

    If you don't have a valid passport, go to your local Bus Station Travel Centre with your birth certificate and your parent/guardian.

    Lost, stolen or damaged PhotoCards

    How to replace your PhotoCard:

    • Log into your account to order replacement PhotoCards (you will need a parent/guardian with you in order to pay the £5 fee.)   
    • You can also replace your PhotoCard at your local Bus Station Travel Centre.   

    How much does it cost?

    New applications are free but it is £5 for a replacement. 

    Why do I need an Under 16 PhotoCard?

    Without your Under 16 PhotoCard you will have to pay the full adult fare for your journey.

    You also need it to buy and use an Under 19 Bus Only ticket.
    *Your PhotoCard is valid until 15 September following the cardholder's 16th birthday.

    Am I eligible?

    • Anybody aged 11 to 16 is eligible for a Under 16 PhotoCard
    • You can apply earlier if you look older than 11. 


    Under 16s PhotoCards are SMART!

    Under 16 PhotoCards are 'smart' tickets. You can load tickets such as the Under 19 Bus Only ticket onto your PhotoCard. Soon you will be able to load money onto the smartcard to pay for your travel.



    Travelling into North Yorkshire on Transdev services

    With an Under 16 or 16-18 PhotoCard you can travel on all Transdev Keighley & District, Harrogate & District and Coastliner services into and within North Yorkshire.


    For Keighley and District services you will be charged half-fare.
    For Harrogate and District and Coastliner service you will receive a third off the fare.