changes to concessionary pass times

3 months ago Thu 11th Jun 2020

Some local authorities have announced that they will be reverting their concessionary pass times back to their pre-coronvirus levels from Monday 15 June.

As restrictions are further eased, there is an expectation that, in spite of Government advice to still avoid public transport where possible, there may be an increase in people needing to use buses to go to work. Any increase in customers will, of course, make social distancing on the vehicles even more difficult. Due to this, some councils have decided to revert back to their original times for concessionary pass acceptance to ensure that more vulnerable, older people are not travelling when there are potentially more customers on the bus.

If you board a bus in the following local authority areas from 15 June with a concessionary pass, it will only be accepted after 9.30am and to travel you will have to pay:

  • West Berkshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Hampshire

All other local authorities are currently still allowing concessionary pass holders to travel earlier, but if this changes, we will update our website and social media to let you know.