Freedom Pass update

20 03 2008

Transport for London have informed me that the expiry date for using Freedom Passes will be extended until May 30th 2008. They have today sent out new forms to disabled Freedom Pass holders for them to take to their GP for renewal. I asked why. Apparently these new forms mean the Freedom Pass will now be extended to cover the whole country.

Wow.

I would still like to be able to use it on the trains before 9.30am so I can get to work earlier!

Checking the Freedom Pass website, it says London’s disabled Freedom Pass holders are entitled to concessions on buses outside London 9.30am – 11pm on the new English Bus Scheme, from 1st April 2008.

I’ll be clarifying this with a personal visit to my local council!

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20 03 2008
Steve

Out here in the sticks we just get a bus pass. My new one came earlier this week automatically. I didn’t have to send a new application for it. From April 1st it covers buses throughout England after 9.30am on weekdays and anytime at the weekend. Within my local county it covers buses after 9am instead of after 9:30am.

Your Freedom pass will follow the national rules outside London, ie just buses and only after 9:30am / anytime at weekends.

Basically everyone in England with a pass gets the national rules outside their own local area, and local rules within their own local area if those local rules are better than the national rules.

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