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Offline Pete

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2020, 10:21:22 PM »
No matter who its issued by,if your Bus Pass has a Red Rose symbol on it you can travel all over the country on it.
Mike you should have applied for yours 5 years ago. :)
All over the country as in England. My Transport for Wales  card is only valid in Wales or local routes on the borders. Red Rose passes are not acepted

Online KeithG

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2020, 06:29:47 PM »
I am on my second bus pass and haven`t used it yet!


Also one other benefit is if you have a carer or someone that looks after you outdoors then you can register them and they go free with you also...
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Offline Mike Gunnill

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2020, 09:49:15 AM »
No matter who its issued by,if your Bus Pass has a Red Rose symbol on it you can travel all over the country on it.
Mike you should have applied for yours 5 years ago. :)


I am deeply hurt but your comments Grandarog! I look older because of my previous rock and roll lifestyle.

Offline Smiffy

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2020, 01:00:36 AM »
Got mine at 65 when I retired recently, but of course the threshold for retirement age seems to be increasing all the time. I checked my pass and it does have the rose, which I must say I hadn't noticed before.

Offline castle261

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2020, 06:20:55 PM »
A Medway o.a.p. pass allows you to use the pass at 9-00am instead of 9-30am, as with most
other o.a.p. bus passes. Useful if you get a bus to ` Bluewater ` for London connections.

Online MartinR

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2020, 06:12:20 PM »
Correction: 60 in Scotland, Wales, NI and London.  66 in the rest of England.  Odd though, my disabled persons bus pass (which also has the red rose) is valid until I'm 67!

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2020, 05:14:09 PM »
No matter who its issued by,if your Bus Pass has a Red Rose symbol on it you can travel all over the country on it.
Mike you should have applied for yours 5 years ago. :)

Offline Mike Gunnill

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2020, 02:37:52 PM »
The Medway bus pass can be used throughout England.


I can't wait till I am older then! Thx.

Offline Smiffy

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2020, 01:10:57 PM »
The Medway bus pass can be used throughout England.

Online MartinR

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2020, 12:42:51 PM »
Note that the age differs.  If you live in London it is 60, but in Kent or Medway we have to wait until we are 65.  Make of that what you will!

Offline Dave Smith

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2020, 12:05:45 PM »
Mike. When you get a bit older, you will be entitled to one. It allows you to travel on local buses for free & depends on the Council issuing as to what " local" is. Here in the Manchester area, it covers all of Greater Manchester, so besides the centre, Bolton,Bury,Rochdale,Oldham, Thameside,Stockport,Trafford & Salford; so pretty extensive. They don't mess with " what you would have paid"!

Offline Mike Gunnill

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 11:45:41 AM »
On this occasion I used one of their service, into the bus station, one stop. The ticket said that
I boarded the bus at a stage in -----, which would have cost, if I had been paying, about £3-00+
When a bus is running back into the bus station, the driver knows what the price should show.


One small question: What is a bus pass?






Offline castle261

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 11:00:22 AM »
On this occasion I used one of their service, into the bus station, one stop. The ticket said that
I boarded the bus at a stage in -----, which would have cost, if I had been paying, about £3-00+
When a bus is running back into the bus station, the driver knows what the price should show.


























Offline Pete

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 10:14:24 AM »
How to fund a rich lifestyle.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46043754   

Offline John Walker

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Re: Bus Pass
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 08:31:56 AM »
When I use my bus pass (usually Stagecoach) , the driver has no idea how long a journey I'm making.  I guess, they are given a lump sum each year to cover bus passes.


A nice guaranteed income for them.  Apart from wear on their seats and perhaps extra stop/starts at bus stops it makes little difference to them.


John