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Bus operators agree to earlier travel times for concessionary passes

20 March 2020

Following a request from Norfolk County Council, bus operators in Norfolk have agreed to enable older people to use their bus passes before 9.30am on weekdays.

The goodwill gesture has been agreed to avoid older people catching coronavirus. It will enable them to travel to shops that have introduced special, early opening times, reducing their risk of catching the virus from larger groups.

Councillor Martin Wilby, the cabinet member responsible for public transport, said: “I am delighted Norfolk’s bus operators have made this generous gesture, which supports our wider efforts to protect older people from coronavirus.”

The current rules, which have been waived, prevent concessionary passes being used before 9.30am, so that older people don’t travel during the rush hour. 

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