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Letters to the editor: Issue 555 1 Oct 2010

Concessionary fares policy is a multi-modal muddle

Roger Sexton

For seniors living in rural areas better served by train than by bus, the senior citizens railcard is not a fair substitute for a bus pass (Letters LTT 17 Sep) . It costs £26 per annum, and only gives a one-third reduction on fares. Moreover, where fares are high, there is an appreciable difference between one-third off and 50% off. Some Nottinghamshire seniors (mostly from the more rural north and east of the county) are aggrieved since the county council withdrew a local...

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