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Annual Ticket Loan Schemes

Benefits

  • These annual rates can save you up to 25% compared to buying your tickets weekly.
  • First Glasgow annual ticket prices frozen since 2019
  • SPT ZoneCard annual ticket prices frozen since 2020
  • Deductions are taken directly from your weekly/monthly salary saving you the initial outlay.
  • Easy one off process per year.
  • No more waiting in a queue for that weekly ticket.
  • No more looking for loose change for the bus.
  • ZoneCard – All 8 Glasgow zones for the price of just 3!!

We have different annual ticket loan schemes on offer for all substantive NHSGGC staff.

The application process for all tickets is quite similar please complete the appropriate application form and return it to TravelPO@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or at the address provided on the form. Staff should submit applciations at least 2 weeks prior to preferred ticket start date to ensure there will be enough time for the department to process all applications in time.

Annual SPT ZoneCards

Annual SPT ZoneCards Annual tickets can be processed by SPT, but they are providing a very limited service, so all applications must be received by Travel Plan Office at least 14 days before start date.

Any member of staff wishing to submit their annual ZoneCard for refund should contact SPT. at Zonecardsales@spt.co.uk

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has agreed to waive the administration charge saving staff yet more money. For more information just click: Ticket prices and Zone Map. Once your application form is processed, SPT will send your ticket by registered post to your home address, as per your application. There are application forms for every type of ZoneCard, please submit the correct one or it cannot be processed. 

For now, SPT have held prices at 2020 prices, so applications dated 2020 continue to be valid. 

Please note that once you have been issued your ZoneCard, SPT will not replace any lost or stolen cards, this item should be insured by the individual through their home contents insurance or similar.

First Glasgow Mobile Annual Ticket

The First Glasgow Mobile Annual Ticket Scheme offers staff the opportunity to purchase an Annual Mobile Ticket from First Glasgow and repay through their weekly/monthly salary.  Annual tickets remain at 2019 prices. M tickets are convenient and can be deactivated in event of loss/ theft. First offer two mobile ticket types, City (£499) and Network (£590) depending on what area you travel to work from, click here for the First Glasgow Map.  For application forms either click City or Network.

Please note, if you live and work in City zone then you only need to buy a City ticket however if you live in the Local zone and need to travel into or through the City zone then you will need to buy a network. 

The next date for tickets is Monday 25th July 2022. Applications for this date must be received by Travel Plan Office by Monday 11th July 2022. 

Mobile Ticket

  • Staff should download the First Bus app and register their details
  • Staff must provide name, email address and mobile number on the application submitted to Travel Plan Office
  • Once approved a code will be sent to them by First to the email address provided on the application form and linked to their account
  • The staff member will access the system using the code provided to activate their mobile ticket
First Glasgow NHS staff discount

NHSGGC staff can benefit from a 10% discount on First Bus 4 weekly season tickets, direct to their mobile, through the First Bus Commuter Travel Club. NHSGGC staff can still apply for annual First Bus tickets, through salary deductions,as per the information above, but the Commuter Travel Club supplements this offer, for staff who many not wish to commit to an annual ticket.

Simply click here and follow the easy steps to register.

This link also provides a helpful list of frequently asked questions, but if you require more information on this, please contact Travel Plan Office on travelpo@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

ScotRail Annual Ticket 

Annual Ticket

The ScotRail Annual Ticket Scheme offers staff the opportunity to purchase an Annual Ticket from ScotRail and repay through their weekly/monthly salary. Ticket prices can be found at the Scotrail Website or from any ScotRail ticket office.  Download the application form, which also has terms and conditions. If applying for the first time, please apply for your free Smartcard first, by clicking here. Once you have your Smartcard, your annual ticket can be added remotely to your Smartcard by ScotRail. 

For non Smartcard tickets, a small charge will be payable for the delivery of your ScotRail Annual paper season ticket.

Please note that once you have been issued your ScotRail ticket, ScotRail have no obligation to replace any lost or stolen cards, this item should be insured by the individual through their home contents insurance or similar. Also you cannot purchase the ticket online and then claim back, you must follow the application process.

ScotRail Annual ticket refunds

Any refund is calculated from the date the Season Ticket was handed in. It will be the difference between the price you paid and the cost of a ticket or tickets for the period for which you have actually used the ticket, plus a £10 administration fee. Because of the discounts on longer term Season Tickets, refunds are not made pro rata to the periods before/after surrender and Annual Season Tickets have no refund value after about 10 1/2 months. More information on refund process for season tickets is available by clicking here.

Stagecoach NHS staff discount 

Stagecoach offer a range of discounted season ticket options for NHSGGC staff via Staff Benefits. For more information, please visit Stagecoach.

Calmac Annual Ticket Scheme 

The Calmac Annual Ticket Scheme offers staff the opportunity to purchase an Annual Ticket from Calmac and repay through their weekly/monthly salary. You can download the application form and the Terms and Conditions. Once we have received your application form, we will send you out an authorisation form which you then take to the Calmac ticket office in exchange for your requested ticket.  Frequent traveller ticket information

Please note that once you have been issues your Calmac ticket, Calmac have no obligation to replace any lost or stolen cards, this item should be insured by the individual through their home contents insurance or similar. Ticket prices can be found at any Calmac Ticket Office or by calling 0800 066 5000, route information and disruptions can be found at the Calmac Website. Please note that annual Calmac Tickets cannot be purchased online, you must follow the application process. 

Public Transport – Flexible ticket options

For staff who do not wish to opt for an annual ticket, there are other options available. 

First Glasgow, Glasgow Citybus, McGill’s, ScotRail, SPT Subway & Stagecoach West provide a range of tickets that can be purchased on bus or via their apps. Generally, operators provide more ticket options and discounts via their apps. These include individual day tickets, bundles of day tickets to be used over a set period of time or ones that can be used over a longer period. These provide savings against purchasing individual tickets. For more information on the range of tickets offered, please click the appropriate link below.

Further Information

Call 0141 451 1646/1647 or email TravelPO@ggc.scot.nhs.uk