21 Mar 2019
People in Lincoln are being encouraged to find out more about taking advantage of concessionary bus passes.
The Concessionary Bus Pass Roadshow gives passengers the opportunity to talk to a member of staff about concessionary passes and complete an application form.
The roadshow bus will be visiting various locations across Lincoln on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March. During the roadshow, people can meet with Stagecoach staff to find out whether they are eligible for a concessionary bus pass and complete application forms. From April 1, paper copies of concessionary bus pass applications will no longer be available from local councils.
Concessionary bus pases allow people who are eligbile to claim their state pension to travel for free on bus services in England. Whilst eligibility and application forms can be completed online, Stagecoach want to make the process as easy as possible so are running the Concessionary Pass Roadshow.
Once the paperwork has been completed with the help of Stagecoach, customers will need a passport sized photograph and to post the form off themselves.
The roadshow can be found at the following locations and times:
Thursday 21 March
* Skellingthorpe Community Centre, 0900 until 1030
* Birchwood Neighbourhood Centre Bus Layby, 1100 until 1230
* Lincoln Imp Car Park, Ermine, 1300 until 1430
* The Ark Village Hall, Nth Hykeham, 1500 until 1630
Friday 22 March
* Branston Village Hall, 0930 until 1200
* Washinborough Community Centre, 1300 until 1430
* Cherry Willingham The Parade Bus Layby, 1500 until 1630
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands said: ‘’We believe that bus travel should be easy and accessible for all. We are running a Concessionary Bus Pass
Roadshow on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March so that people can find out more about how they can enjoy free travel on Stagecoach buses. We hope to meet with lots of members of the community to make bus travel simple and accessible.’’