SYPTE Press Release Article

Enhancements to concessionary travel approved

19 May 2014

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The new Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee has approved enhanced concessionary travel arrangements for disabled and elderly people in South Yorkshire from Sunday 8 June.

At the inaugural meeting of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee on Monday 19 May members approved plans that will improve the South Yorkshire concessionary travel scheme with effect from Sunday 8 June.

People who are entitled to an older persons concessionary pass will be able to additionally travel on trains within South Yorkshire for a half fare (single or day return journeys) between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and at any time at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Currently they are not entitled to concessionary travel on trains at any time.

The arrangements for older people on buses and trams will remain unchanged meaning travel will remain free between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays. Pass holders can continue to travel free on buses across England, between the same hours.

Within South Yorkshire, disabled persons will be able to travel free at all times on bus and tram, and by train. Additionally they can travel free from a South Yorkshire train station into West Yorkshire on Northern Rail services. When a disabled persons pass permits they can travel similarly with their carer.