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Stagecoach

Local authorities temporarily relaxing time restrictions on concessionary travel

19 Mar 2020

Stagecoach is working with local authorities to temporarily relax time restrictions on concessionary travel to allow earlier access to bus services

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is working in partnership with local authorities to temporarily relax time restrictions on concessionary travel across their South West network to allow travel for the elderly and vulnerable early in the morning as the coronavirus epidemic continues. 

It comes as supermarkets make special arrangements for exclusive early morning shopping times for these people.

Previously, concessionary bus travel was not permitted during the morning rush-hour, but in response to coronavirus the bus firm has agreed with the local authorities to allow those who have the passes to travel earlier so they can get to the shops to buy food and essentials.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: “Whilst we recognise these are challenging times, we know people rely on our services and we provide a vital lifeline for the elderly and vulnerable customers.

“So, in line with other businesses, such as supermarkets making special allowances for exclusive access to food and services, working in partnership with our local authorities, we will be temporarily allowing concessionary bus travel any time of day".