19 June 2024

Concessionary bus passes valid from new time of 9am on all Wiltshire bus routes

Wiltshire Council has confirmed that holders of Wiltshire concessionary bus passes will be able to use their passes for travel from 9 am on local bus services on weekdays.

Normally, concessionary bus passes for older and disabled people cannot be used to travel before 9.30 a.m. on weekdays, but Wiltshire Council has agreed with bus operators to amend this restriction to 9 a.m. until further notice for all journeys that start in the Wiltshire Council local authority area. 

Pass holders can still use their bus pass at any time to travel at weekends.

Cllr Tamara Reay, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We often get asked if we can allow pass holders to use their passes earlier on weekdays and so we are delighted to offer this extension to the scheme which gives those with concessionary bus passes more flexibility to get around.

“A key priority in our Business Plan is a commitment to having vibrant, well-connected communities, and to increase the use of public transport. This scheme is a great example of the work we’re doing to make this a reality.

“I’d like to thank our bus operators for their continued support, which means we can implement schemes like this for our communities.”

For more information about concessionary bus passes, people can visit: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/article/1720/Concessionary-bus-pass

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns