Changes to Concessionary travel in Redditch from 1st April 2017

07/03/2017

Diamond buses will be offering a special fare which will help Concession
Card Holders who will be affected by the recent decision by Redditch
Borough Council.

The Council revealed last week it would no longer be funding the ‘extra’
bus travel concession which meant eligible residents could travel for free
before 09:30 on weekdays.

Tough budget decisions mean this will be scrapped but Diamond buses
are to introduce a fee of £1 for Concession Card Holders who wish to
travel before 09:30.

Council Leader Bill Hartnett said: “These decisions have not been taken
lightly but we have been dealt a huge financial blow with massive cuts to
our funding from Central Government, not least the New Homes Bonus,
and we have had to make some tough decisions with the majority of our
residents in mind”.

Concessionary Travel Pass holders can continue to use their pass for free
travel after 09:30 on Mondays to Fridays or at any time at weekends.

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