Concessionary bus pass fares to be reintroduced

Concessionary bus pass fares to be reintroduced

Concessionary bus pass fares to be reintroduced

North East Lincolnshire Council have announced that they concessionary bus pass fares are to be reintroduced.

The change will take place from Monday 15 June, in line with the next phase of relaxing lockdown restrictions.

The fee applies to bus journeys for concessionary bus pass holders travelling before 9:30am, Monday to Friday.

The temporary relaxation of the fee was introduced at the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

It was aimed at supporting elderly and vulnerable residents in response to supermarkets opening earlier.

Following changes to Government guidance, and more people returning to work, it is expected that demand for public transport will increase.

The withdrawal of free travel during these times will help to manage demand, helping key workers who need to use public transport do so whilst social distancing.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“I would like to thank Stagecoach East Midlands for their support with the relaxation of concessionary fares in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“In line with many other authorities across the area, we are now at a stage where the reintroduction of this fee for travelling before 9:30am is required.

“As we move to the ‘new normal’, it is essential that those returning to work are not delayed due to reduced capacity on the buses whilst social distancing measures are in place.”


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