Cumbria introduces earlier travel times for concessionary passes
Older and disabled people will be able to use their bus passes before 9.30am on weekdays for free travel in Cumbria.
Cumbria County Council is changing the current rules on concessionary passes in the county to help older and vulnerable people access the early priority shopping hours provided by supermarkets. The change will initially apply until the end of July 2020.
Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “I am pleased the county council, working with bus operators in Cumbria, has been able to make this change, which supports our wider efforts to protect older and vulnerable people from coronavirus. But there are other measures in place to allow vulnerable people to stay at home and receive shopping there, I’d hope this would only be used as a last resort.”