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Early start for bus pass users

PUBLISHED: 16:30 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:32 03 July 2010

BUS pass users living in Broadland can still start their early morning trips within the district.

Norwich City Council is cutting back on free early morning journeys starting in their area, but bus pass holders outside the city are not affected.

Bus pass users living in Broadland can still start their early morning trips within the district.

Norwich City Council is cutting back on free early morning journeys starting in their area but bus pass holders outside the city are not affected.

As long as they start their journeys outside the city area they can still travel into Norwich or into neighbouring council areas from 8.30am onwards.

To save money, the city council has announced that bus pass users will not be able to start their free trips until an hour later, from Monday to Friday.

However any Broadland residents wanting to catch a second bus within the city area will have to pay - until 9.30am.

Councillor Kim Davis-Claydon, Broadland's portfolio holder for partnerships and change management, said: “We are pleased to continue to offer Broadland residents the chance of extra time to get out and about the county, or beyond, on the buses.

“By starting a journey soon after 8.30am they are able to make the most of this concession and can enjoy a full day of travelling around the area to see family or friends or to visit places of interest for a springtime day out.”

The national bus pass scheme is free and is open to anyone aged over 60, or disabled, and offers free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England, from Monday to Friday, all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

Anyone living permanently within the district can get more details from the Broadland website at www.broadland.gov.uk/buspass or by calling 01603 430500 or by visiting Broadland District Council at Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU, Broadland information centres in the Millennium Library, Norwich, Wroxham and Aylsham libraries or the Broadland Mobile Information Centre.


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