National Bus Pass use to revert to standard operating times

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Posted on: 28 May 2020

Friday 5 June will be the last day that National Bus Pass holders in Devon can use their passes before 9:30am.

Pass holders in the county have been able to use their pass at any time of day following the temporary relaxation of restrictions in the county in March to help people during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, as more people return to work and social distancing needs to be maintained on bus services, early morning bus capacity is needed for commuters.

Travel with the National Bus Pass will revert to the standard operating times from Saturday 6 June – with unlimited travel at weekends and Bank Holidays and from 9:30am until the end of service on weekdays.

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Councillor Roger Croad

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for transport, said: “It was important that the temporary change was introduced to help people during lockdown, and hopefully it has made life easier over the last couple of months. As more people start to return to work, our transport providers need the capacity on their services in the morning for commuters. Holders of the national bus pass will find their pass reverting to its original conditions so they can enjoy free off-peak travel on local buses.”

For more information, please contact 01392 383688 and ask for Concessionary Travel or email nationalbuspass@devon.gov.uk

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