From 1 April, Cambridgeshire County Council becomes responsible for managing and administering the national concessionary bus pass scheme in the county.
The concessionary bus pass entitles holders to travel free of charge on off-peak local bus services anywhere in England. The statutory requirements under the bus pass scheme mean free travel is only allowed during the following times:
- Monday to Friday after 9:30 am
- Saturday and Sunday at any time
- Bank holidays at any time
In Cambridgeshire, we are also allowing free travel where the only bus serving a village departs prior to 9:30 am.
In a few instances, free travel may include coach services where part of the route is registered to the scheme, and passes may also be used on certain Dial-A-Ride services to give a 50 per cent fare reduction. These instances will be funded by the County Council.
Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council will also provide additional top up funding to allow their residents to travel for free on Dial-A-Rides in their local area and Cambridge City Council will also provide some funding to increase the concession for specific groups in Cambridge.