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Derby approves concessionary travel ban on local bus route

CONCESSIONARY FARES

Andrew Forster
31 March 2017
Red Arrow: Trentbarton says its takings have risen since Nottingham banned concessionary travel last year
Red Arrow: Trentbarton says its takings have risen since Nottingham banned concessionary travel last year

 

Derby City Council has joined Nottingham City Council in prohibiting free concessionary travel on a bus route between the two cities. The councils say the limited stop nature of the service and higher fare charged for adult passengers indicate that there is an “amenity element” to the fare, meaning it can be exempted from the statutory concessionary scheme.

Trentbarton’s Red Arrow service runs between Derby and Nottingham with just one intermediate stop, at the Queen’s...

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