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Child fares until your 19th birthday

If you are aged between 11 and 19, you will need to show a valid Glo 17 smart card or CitizenCard to purchase a child fare.

What do I need to get a Glo 17 smart card?

You can apply online using your valid CitizenCard number, if you don’t have a CitizenCard then you can apply in person at our Travel Shop in Bournemouth Square (opposite Boots) with photographic proof of age. Remember to bring a current passport sized photograph. Many schools and youth clubs have Glo 17 application forms locally, if yours doesn’t let us know and we will get some to them. We will produce the card and get it back to you within a few days.

What is a CitizenCard?

It is a nationally recognised Proof of Age Photo ID Card scheme, backed by the Government, the Police, Trading Standards, Schools and Retailers.

With a CitizenCard you can get a child fare, right up to your 19th birthday, regardless of whether you are in school uniform. You can get some great deals too.

Young adults aged between 11- 19th birthday, will require a CitizenCard to purchase a Child Fare. Remember to purchase your child day ticket or return earlier in the day as we do not issue child tickets after 22:00.

Local schools have agreed to participate, easing congestion at the beginning and end of the day, and giving their students the best possible choices both in and out of school.

If your school isn’t participating, we will happily provide full information for them, or you can apply directly to CitizenCard, Suite 235, The Citadel Business Centre, Bath Road, Chippenham,SN15 2AB, or telephone them on 08454 796759 mentioning Yellow Buses.

A CitizenCard is initially free to apply for from your school for the first age range. CitizenCard may make a charge for any future cards.