UK government to make no concessions when axe on reduced bus fares for over 60s falls

 

 

All around the UK there is the buzz of concern and outrage at the recent announcement that the over 60s are to lose the concessionary rate bus fares which enable so many, who would otherwise find the cost prohibitive,to travel on journeys from within the UK .

You can read one full report here – threat to resort after concessions face axe

This is just one of many seaside resorts  and visitor attractions expecting  to be seriously affected by the withdrawal of the funding provided to bus operators to enable them to offer concessionary fares. The operators are faced with closing routes if they become unprofitable. It has been suggested that they should introduce schemes similar to the Rail Card currently available to the over 60s.

Tip: If you know you want to travel you can beat the deadline for the end of the specially reduced rates by planning and booking now. Tickets bought in this way will be honoured after the deadline.

 

 

 

1 thought on “UK government to make no concessions when axe on reduced bus fares for over 60s falls”

  1. Many people are being misled on this, as the stopping of funding for discount fares on longer distance journeys with e.g. National Express at the end of October 2011 for older people, though regrettable does not affect at all journeys which bus pass holders use for free journeys on local buses.

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