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Friday, February 7, 2020

Don't miss the bus on your new pass, says AM

An AM is urging people in his constituency to make sure they apply for their new bus passes as soon as possible.

Transport For Wales (TfW) has been replacing all over 60s and disabled people's bus passes with new-style concessionary travel cards.

The original expiry date for the old bus passes was December 31, 2019, but TfW announced a grace period last month. The new deadline is February 29, 2020.

Clwyd South Am Ken Mr Skates said: “TfW has extended the grace period for renewals, but it is still important that people who want to renew their bus passes get their applications in as soon as possible if they haven't already. It’s also important that people only apply once in order to avoid delays.

“If you live in Clwyd South and have applied for your new pass but are still waiting for it, please email with your name and address and details of when you applied and I'll do my best to help get it sorted out as soon as possible. Alternatively you can call my office."

The new-style cards offer the same free travel rights and benefits as the current cards and are designed so that they can work as part of an integrated travel network in the future. TfW have so far renewed more than 500,000 passes.

You can apply by visiting Paper applications are also available from local councils or by calling 0300 303 4240.

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