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« on: May 25, 2020, 02:07:59 pm »

Bus travel in Cornwall to be free for all throughout June, July and August ;-

https://www.busandtrainuser.com
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 04:49:19 pm »

Not sure what to think,will the free travel kick in from first thing in the morning monday to friday?
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 05:54:33 pm »

Not sure what to think,will the free travel kick in from first thing in the morning monday to friday?

Currently OAP passes can be used 24/7, so yes.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 06:10:52 pm »

I'll be waiting to see the official announcement, considering a week and a half ago I paid £100 for the 20 x 1day tickets which I have to use by mid September...
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 07:24:00 pm »

martynjohn,

when we were in Newquay in summer 2018 senior bus pass holders were not allowed free travel till after 09:00am monday friday.

Although you could purchase a £2.00p Rover ticket from first thing in the morning and valid all day.

Has the free travel for bus pass holders been amended?
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 08:08:54 pm »

martynjohn,

when we were in Newquay in summer 2018 senior bus pass holders were not allowed free travel till after 09:00am monday friday.

Although you could purchase a £2.00p Rover ticket from first thing in the morning and valid all day.

Has the free travel for bus pass holders been amended?

OAP bus passes valid 24/7 since 01/04/2019.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 11:05:26 pm »

This is a proposal that has been put to all operators. They have until tomorrow to accept or decline being part of the scheme.

Reality is if one accepts they all will need to, or the one charging wonít carry passengers over a common route
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2020, 11:06:37 pm »

I'll be waiting to see the official announcement, considering a week and a half ago I paid £100 for the 20 x 1day tickets which I have to use by mid September...

There isnít going to be an announcement. It says in the articles that the operators arenít allowed to do any publicity and it isnít to be promoted.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 05:45:15 am »

martynjohn

Thanks for that info,

in a big City like Bristol,I don't have a problem with their being a timed restriction on using the free bus pass's

I wouldn't be happy though if I was refused access to a bus, because it was full in the morning rush hour on my way to work.

Where as a location like Newquay area,where there is no train out of Newquay till 10:23.

I am happy for the bus pass's to be valid 24/7

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 05:56:46 am »

https://busandtrainuser.com/2020/05/25/cornwalls-free-bus-travel-is-completely-bonkers/

First thought ... is it 1st April?

Second thought ... is this fake news / opinion piece with no link back to original proposal

Third thought ... "who is Bus and Train User?" / any other sources?

This is a proposal that has been put to all operators. They have until tomorrow to accept or decline being part of the scheme.

Reality is if one accepts they all will need to, or the one charging wonít carry passengers over a common route

Fourth thought ... my goodness, it has the seeds of being real
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 07:22:21 am »

https://busandtrainuser.com/2020/05/25/cornwalls-free-bus-travel-is-completely-bonkers/

First thought ... is it 1st April?

Second thought ... is this fake news / opinion piece with no link back to original proposal

Third thought ... "who is Bus and Train User?" / any other sources?

This is a proposal that has been put to all operators. They have until tomorrow to accept or decline being part of the scheme.

Reality is if one accepts they all will need to, or the one charging wonít carry passengers over a common route

Fourth thought ... my goodness, it has the seeds of being real

In my option itís a ďoh dear, weíve got to start spending this money of lose it, and we havenít sorted the plan with the local operatorsĒ

As for the article, Itís probably got no source and no other sources linked maybe currently in a confidentiality clause? 
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 12:43:27 pm »

Interestingly TfC (Transport for Cornwall) are resuming a normal service from this Sunday (31st)
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 07:33:15 pm »

First are keeping the lifted restriction until Mon 15th June when the pre 9am restriction in the old Avon area is reimposed. I would hope that would means a more normal service, with buses doubling up when they reach their social distancing capacity.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2020, 08:12:02 pm »

First are keeping the lifted restriction until Mon 15th June when the pre 9am restriction in the old Avon area is reimposed. I would hope that would means a more normal service, with buses doubling up when they reach their social distancing capacity.

Monday to Friday services virtually back to normal from Monday on Bristol area services
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2020, 04:30:44 am »

Sense has prevailed and the free bus travel proposal has been postponed in Cornwall
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