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    • andygb
    • By andygb 31st May 18, 3:08 PM
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    Bus pass eligibility
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    • 31st May 18, 3:08 PM
    Bus pass eligibility 31st May 18 at 3:08 PM
    There I was talking to a mate, him taking the mickey out of me because I will reach the big six zero this year, and the subject got to bus passes, with him telling me not to forget to put in for one.
    I wasn't that bothered because I walk most places, but then again it could come in useful.
    So, I looked into it and found that if I lived in London, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, I could indeed apply for my bus pass this year.
    However, as someone born in England, it turns out I have to wait another seven years.
    What the heck is going on?
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    • CheeryDays
    • By CheeryDays 27th Dec 18, 6:22 PM
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    The TFL map of under shows underground to shenfield unless I am misreading it ?
    Originally posted by moremore
    Your misreading it. But to be honest TfL make it far more complicated than it needs to be.
    They call it the 'Tube Map', but there is more on it than just the tube.
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 30th Dec 18, 1:31 AM
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    I have a companion bus pass but only got that when I was awarded enhanced PIP, both care and mobility. What criteria you have to meet to get them varies from borough to borough. I can travel on buses outside my local area but obviously only between 9.30am until 11.30 at night weekdays (free travel all weekend). As I go into London for hospital appts, I paid 20 for a disabled train card that allows me to take a companion and myself with 1/3 off the fare.

    These passes help so much.

    I don't think the passes will help with a 6.30 am start.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 30th Dec 18, 5:31 AM
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    I cant wait until I get to 60 when I qualify for a Merseyside concessionary pass (NOT a Pensioners card) and can commute to work (as I get a train before 6.30am) and save myself , at today`s prices 1341 pa).
    Thats very MSE isnt it ?
    Originally posted by antonic
    Merseyside pass is for off peak. 9.30am start https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/tickets/concessions/pages/60+.aspx
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 30th Dec 18, 3:50 PM
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    Merseyside pass is for off peak. 9.30am start https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/tickets/concessions/pages/60+.aspx
    Originally posted by _shel
    But on page 7 of MerseyTravel's Travel Passes for Older People booklet, which is linked from that webpage you mention, it says:
    When can I use my Merseytravel Local Travel Pass?

    • All day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
    • Any time Monday to Friday, except for journeys which start between 6.31am and 9.29am.
    Last edited by KeithP; 30-12-2018 at 3:57 PM.
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    • moremore
    • By moremore 1st May 19, 3:56 PM
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    Your misreading it. But to be honest TfL make it far more complicated than it needs to be.
    They call it the 'Tube Map', but there is more on it than just the tube.
    Originally posted by CheeryDays
    On train from london liverpool street you can travel to Shenfield on freedom pass I have used it.. But must be Tfl train..
    • GibbsRule No3
    • By GibbsRule No3 3rd May 19, 10:12 AM
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    " Any time Monday to Friday, except for journeys which start between 6.31am and 9.29am."

    I remember when London buses had restricted times. OAPs waiting at bus stops 9.28 and asking "am I too early?" bus drivers nicknamed them "twearlys".

    60+ in London has saved me a small fortune on train, DLR, bus and tube. I think there is a reduced fare on some boats on the Thames as well.
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