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Monday, March 15, 2010

Changes to the Concessionary Travel Pass Scheme

The Government has announced that from April 6th 2010 the age at which you become eligible for an Elderly Person's Travel Pass will increase and will no longer be on your 60th birthday.

If your 60th birthday falls between 6th April 2010 and 5th April 2015 you will be affected.

A helpline website is available: http://pensions.direct.gov.uk/en/state-pension-age-calculator/home.asp

or by ringing Merseyside Ticket Unit on 0151 236 6056

29th March

"Changes of the scheme will not effect Merseyside" said Mark Dowd, Chair of Merseytravel.

"We will continue to provide free transport on buses, trains and ferries after 9.30am for the over 60's as we have done for the past 22 years"

The additional costs, which are believed to me minimal, will be funded by Merseytravel.

2 comment(s):

  • Merseytravel have today indicated that free travel after 9.30 will continue for the over 60s

    But Merseytravel said the change will not affect Merseyside.

    Chairman Mark Dowd said: “We will continue to provide free travel on buses, trains and ferries after 9.30am for everyone over the age of 60 or who meets the disability criteria, a policy we initially introduced 22 years ago.

    By Anonymous Chris Tigwell, at 6:27 pm  

  • Thanks Chris for this update, I have posted this on the blog.

    The original comments were taken from the Merseytravel web site, I would suggest that there has been a very active campaign to keep the status quo on Merseyside.

    Good News for us all.

    By Blogger Cllr. Steve Glover, at 9:45 pm  

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