No bus passes before 9.30am

Just Regional
Jun 19, 2020 1 min read

From Monday, people using bus passes in Norfolk will no longer be able to use them before 9.30am.

The rules were changed in March so that people using concessionary passes would be able to take advantage of early supermarket slots for elderly and vulnerable people. But now that supermarkets are well stocked, more delivery slots are available, and people are returning to work, they will be reverting to normal.

Martin Wilby, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure, said: “We were happy to waive the rules when there was demand for this change in March but it now makes sense to revert to the usual rules.

“We need to reserve our rush-hour buses for workers who need to travel then, and social distancing rules mean there will be fewer seats available.

“Concessionary pass holders are still free to travel after 9.30am, for essential journeys.”

For further details about the concessionary travel scheme, click here.

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