West Midlands lifts morning peak restriction for free passes

Free concessionary passholders in the West Midlands will be able to use them on buses and trams before 09.30 from tomorrow for the duration of the current coronavirus restrictions.


The move follows several leading supermarkets’ decision to open early to enable older people to shop for an hour before the rest of the population is admitted to their stores.


Transport for West Midlands has agreed the arrangements with bus operators, including National Express West Midlands, and is also permitting free concessionary travel on its directly operated West Midland Metro tram system before 09.30.


Chris Gibbens, commercial director at National Express West Midlands, says: “Many of our customers pointed out that our senior citizens and disabled people can’t use their bus passes to access these special sessions in shops and banks.


“So I’m happy to say we’ve worked closely with Transport for West Midlands, via the West Midlands Bus Alliance, to make this free pre-09.30 travel possible on all National Express bus services. We hope it will make it easier for the people of the West Midlands to cope better with the current situation.”

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