No changes to South Yorkshire senior citizen travel passes


South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) can confirm that there are no changes to concessionary travel passes for senior citizens in South Yorkshire at the start of 2012.


Following West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (WYPTE) recent announcement that its concessionary rail fares system for senior citizens has changed, some South Yorkshire residents have been led to believe that this will have implications for them as well.


However SYPTE has confirmed that there is no change to its concessionary entitlement and that South Yorkshire residents with a senior citizen concessionary pass will still be able to travel free of charge on direct Northern Rail services after 0900 on Mondays to Fridays, and at any time on weekends, on all rail services between stations in South Yorkshire, and to and from South Yorkshire stations across the boundary into West Yorkshire.


SYPTE Principal Public Transport Manger, Roy Mitchell, said: “There is absolutely no truth in the rumours that South Yorkshire senior citizens concessionary pass holders will have to start paying to travel for local journeys, or for direct journeys into West Yorkshire, providing they do not travel before 0900 Monday to Friday, and we are pleased that this concession continues to be offered."


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