At Best Misleading?

Our spotter has come up with this nonsense from South Yorkshire Transport Executive, as reported in the Star:

Bus Cuts Star 2014-02-01

Click on image above to read full story in the Star.

….. and this is at best misleading:

Concessionary travel for OAPs will be scaled back by half an hour on weekday mornings. South Yorkshire is currently the only region in the UK which allows concessionary travel from 9am, but that will change to 9.30am Monday to Friday.”


London allows 60+ residents to:
You can travel free using your 60+ London Oyster photocard on:

Travel free at any time on buses in London showing this symbol
Tube, tram, DLR and London Overground
Travel free at any time
National Rail services in London
Travel free from 09.30 weekdays, any time on weekends and public holidays on most National Rail services in London, including services to Dartford and Swanley.
You can travel free at any time on:
Chiltern Railway services between:
– Amersham – Marylebone
– West Ruislip – South Ruislip
First Capital Connect services between:
– Finsbury Park – King’s Cross or Moorgate
– West Hampstead – Moorgate, Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
London Midland services between:
– Harrow & Wealdstone – Euston
Greater Anglia services between:
– Stratford – Liverpool Street
c2c services between:
– Upminster – Fenchurch Street

1 thought on “At Best Misleading?

  1. (I hate the Star’s use of “OAP” as a way of describing those of us who happen to have an English National Concession Travel Scheme (ENCTS) – Senior Citizen travel pass – (aka bus pass) )

    To clarify the the London situation as it applies to us over-60s resident in S. Yorkshire:
    1. We can use London buses for free 24 hours a day just by showing our South Yorkshire bus passes, but not London Underground or London’s local train services.
    2. Anyone who has a Senior National Rail card (it’s for those of us over-60 ) and intends to visit London should get an Oyster Card from London Transport – you can do it on-line, and then as soon as you arrive in London go to the information desk at a tube station and link your Oyster Card to your Senior National Rail card. Put some money on the Oyster Card – and use it for all your tube and local train journeys – you save a whole lot of money that way.
    But remember just to show your South Yorkshire Travel Pass when you get on a bus anywhere in UK.
    And it’s usually cheaper to get to London on a train from Doncaster, and getting to Donny is free with your bus pass – just show it when you are on the train.


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