New Concessionary Bus Passes

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    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    If you’re a user of the concessionary bus pass scheme around Wales, an important change is coming up which you need to be aware of.

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/travel/what-changes-concessionary-bus-pass-16893093

    Unfortunately though, as of around 7am the site crashed and still isn’t back up at the time of posting.

    #173888

    beedar
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    Utter Joke, what the hell is wrong with the ones we currently have ?

    #173889

    MargaretA
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    The original ones were valid for 10 years and are now reaching expiry. The buses also have a new system of card readers.

    #173914

    jimbow
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    What’s the point of a concessionary bus pass when the local Council do not have a bus service that runs through your local village into Wrexham town centre.?

    #173990

    Maureen Gray
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    Typical WAG, 750,000 pass holders out there and they hope people will have the sence to wait and be patient! Ha! And just like meercats, as soon as one knew they all knew,cue :

    #OAP&WEBSITE/MELTDOWN.

    I’d put me pension on the Cardiff grey mafia having theirs on day one though

    #174016

    Ioan y Ffin
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    It is easy for the Welsh Government to offer a concessionary bus scheme because it’s local councils who are the ones who have subsidize the actual buses and cover the costs of what is obviously a totally failing policy. Unless the government is prepared to put some serious money into public transport, buses only make sense in urban areas with large working populations.

    #174058

    DerekJackson
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    This has been a PR disaster but perhaps they also need to look at the 700,000 plus pass holders – why is it that at a fixed age of 60 everyone can have one. Certanly with higher age for retirement pensions the age of 60 does not fit. Peoples financial situation does not change at this magical number- stop issuing them till people retire.

    Also Ioan the Council only pay for bus services out of their specific Transport Grant from WG – they do not normally use money from rates etc.

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