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We know some people find it harder than others to stand up when travelling on public transport. Not all disabilities and conditions are visible making it hard to know who needs a seat.

Our ‘Please offer me a seat’ initiative is a simple badge system aimed to help make our customers’ journeys easier and more comfortable.

If you find it difficult to stand while travelling on public transport you can apply here for a badge below. The process is quick and simple and you do not need to supply any medical details or supporting evidence as to why you might need one.

Our ‘Please offer me a seat’ scheme is built on trust for those customers in genuine need. The badge indicates to other customers that you need to sit down. If no-one offers you a seat you can use the badge to politely ask a fellow customer already seated to give up their seat. Please be aware, you cannot insist someone move for you, the scheme depends on goodwill. It should be remembered that not all people needing a seat will use the scheme.

If you do see someone with a badge and you are able to offer your seat your consideration would be appreciated.

Let’s make all our journeys better.

Application Form

If you have difficulty standing on public transport when travelling you can apply for a ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge.

Please fill out the application form below and click the submit button once completed.

You should receive your ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge within 7 to 10 working days.


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The information you provide on this form will be used for the purpose of providing you with a “Please offer me a seat” badge.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) process your personal data so we can fulfil the contract with you to provide the badge and for the performance of a task in the public interest.

We will share your personal data with our supplier so that they can send you the badge you have requested.

Information on exercising your rights under data protection law as well as more information about how we process your personal data (including how long we hold your data for) can be found in our Privacy Policy.

You can contact the Data Protection Officer by emailing

If you require help please call Customer Services on 0161 244 1000.