6.5.4 Local discounts: Greater Manchester (TfGM) Disabled persons For residents of Greater Manchester who hold a national concessionary travel pass they can travel for free on rail and Metrolink services between 0930 and 0000 Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays. Before 0930, travel pass holders can travel at half the current standard fare on rail and Metrolink services. If using a Metrolink ticket machine they are advised to purchase a 'child single' or 'child return'. After 0930 they will not need a ticket to travel. The travel pass is only valid for free or half-price travel for journeys which begin and end within the Greater Manchester rail boundary. A Concession Plus pass is also available for some people (details can be found here) and this grants free travel at all times on rail and Metrolink services within Greater Manchester. Senior Citizens Since 6 April 2010 eligibility is determined by state pension age which means the earliest date on which you can get your Pass will depend on when you were born and, if you were born on or after 6 April 1950, this date will be later than your 60th birthday. For men the eligible age is the pensionable age of a woman born on the same day. Find out when you will be eligible using the Gov.uk website State Pension Age Calculator here. For residents of Greater Manchester who hold a national concessionary travel pass they can travel for free on rail and Metrolink services between 0930 and 0000 Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays. Before 0930 there is no discount available. Under 16s For children who are sixteen or under there are a few discounts available. Rail Ranger tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate and give unlimited 'off-peak' travel within Great Manchester for one day. Season tickets can also be bought for half the standard price and allow for travel anywhere within Greater Manchester. Finally when accompanied by an adult up to four children can travel for the 'accompanied train travel' fare. This is usuall lower than the child half fare.