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Pre-9.30am travel rules change from Monday 22nd

Keeping people safe on public transport has prompted an end to concessionary travel changes on Monday, 22 June.

With more people travelling to work and with fewer seats available on buses due to social distancing, concessionary pass holders will no longer be able to travel before 9.30am.

In March, Norfolk County Council temporarily changed its rules to allow passholders to travel before 9.30am, so that they could make the most of supermarkets' early opening slots for older or vulnerable people.

However, now that supermarkets are fully stocked and more online delivery slots are available - and because more people will be using buses to get to work - the temporary change is ending.

Councillor Martin Wilby, cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure, said: "We were happy to waive the rules when there was demand for this change in March but it now makes sense to revert to the usual rules.

"We need to reserve our rush hour buses for workers who need to travel then and social distancing rules mean there will be fewer seats available.

"Concessionary pass holders are still free to travel after 9.30am, for essential journeys."

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:06 by Nigel Bailey

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