If you do not already have a concessionary or free school bus pass from TfGM or the local authority you will need to follow the steps below:

Step 1
Obtain an ‘igo pass’. You will need your igo pass number to apply for a seat on the Yellow Bus service.
click here to apply for your igo pass

Important: An 'igo pass' proves a child's entitlement to purchase the concessionary fare on the Yellow Bus (igo pass costs £10).
If you do not wish to provide proof of name and age (as requested by the application form) you can get the form stamped by the school.

Step 2
Once you have obtained your igo pass you will need to apply for a seat on the Yellow Bus
(See information opposite)

Step 3 - Please look at options 2 and 3 below as you may make a saving by buying a Weekly/Monthly/Annual ticket or if you wish to use services other than travel to and from school.
Click here for information on choosing the right ticket

Buying your ticket - There are several methods of payment:

  1. Directly from the driver
  2. From your local Travelshop - Click here to find your nearest shop
  3. From System One  - Paypoint shops or Travelshops. Click her to find out how

Other useful bus information - Click here

All pupils wishing to use the Y61 yellow bus service from Bickershaw to Hindley High School must renew their yellow bus pass in order to use the service each year.

The TfGM online portal for pupils to apply for their annual Yellow School Bus pass can be found at:

https://www.tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/bus-yellow-school-buses where FAQ’s and service maps will be available.

The applicant will choose which Yellow School Bus they wish to use.

The applicant will receive an e-mail with a unique reference number.

 Unsuccessful applicants will be advised by e-mail.

Pupils should also ensure that they either already have an igo card or have applied for an igo card in order to use the Yellow School Buses

Pupils must have a yellow school bus pass in order to be able to travel on service Y61 and the pass needs to be renewed each year.

Pupils travelling by bus should also be in possession of an igo pass in order to obtain the concessionary (reduced) fare and multi-journey discounted tickets. (See information on the left)

Wigan Council Home to School Travel - Click here for more information

Fare Changes

From the start of the 2019/2020 academic year, school bus fares will increase in line with inflation. We would be grateful if you could distribute this information to parents via your usual channels.

The changes:


An IGO card costs £10 and lasts until 31st August after your 16th birthday. The card allows 11-16 year olds to travel using child tickets on buses and trams in Greater Manchester.

If you require any information please click on the link below: