Free public transport for over 60s

If you live in London, Scotland NI and Wales you get free public transport when you pass 60 years old.
why don’t the rest of use get the same deal. This is very unfair.

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  • lehapau
    lehapau Posts: 4 Newbie
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    Come on Martin take it up with Boris
  • Norman_Castle
    Norman_Castle Posts: 11,871 Forumite
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    How is it funded for London?
  • bouicca21
    bouicca21 Posts: 6,513 Forumite
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    Er, no you don't.  The national bus pass scheme kicks in at state pension age.  In London those between 60 and state pension age can buy a pass that gives the same advantages.  In London those passes also give travel on TfL services such as tubes and trams. Other councils add benefits to the bus pass - when I was in Manchester a few years ago I discovered that their 'bus' pass also covered local trams.
  • London50
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    How is it funded for London?
    It is funded by the GLA and they are funded by  sources of income, such as specific government grants and fares income.
  • In Wales bus transport is free, through the bus pass - only a small proportion of rail travel is free.
  • KeithP
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    In Wales bus transport is free, through the bus pass - only a small proportion of rail travel is free.
    But is that from the age of 60?
  • unforeseen
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    KeithP said:
    In Wales bus transport is free, through the bus pass - only a small proportion of rail travel is free.
    But is that from the age of 60?
    Yes it is 
  • stragglebod
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    lehapau said:
    If you live in London, Scotland NI and Wales you get free public transport when you pass 60 years old.
    why don’t the rest of use get the same deal. This is very unfair.

    Why is it unfair that over 60s should be expected to pay for things they use? They're already richer than many of the working people who you want to pay for this out of their taxes.

  • jbuchanangb
    jbuchanangb Posts: 1,326 Forumite
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    Over 60s in Merseyside also qualify for free off-peak travel on trans buses and ferries. Funded by Merseytravel from the tolls on the Mersey tunnels! Sadly I live 200 yards outside the Merseyside area in Lancashire!
  • 50Twuncle
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    lehapau said:
    If you live in London, Scotland NI and Wales you get free public transport when you pass 60 years old.
    why don’t the rest of use get the same deal. This is very unfair.

    Why is it unfair that over 60s should be expected to pay for things they use? They're already richer than many of the working people who you want to pay for this out of their taxes.

    You are confusing "over 60's" with "the retired" ie over 67 now !

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