If You Qualify For a Free Bus Pass - Know the Changes.

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By StaineSiobhan | Sunday, March 20, 2011, 16:40

Elderly and disabled residents who qualify for free bus travel will soon need to visit one of 23 Surrey libraries to claim their pass.

From 1 April, district and borough council offices will no longer manage requests and renewals for the concessionary passes. 

More than 180,000 elderly or disabled Surrey residents currently hold a pass and collectively take 6.9 million free bus journeys each year. 

From April 2011, pensioners will be able to travel from 9.30am to 11pm on any bus in Surrey, for free, while disabled passengers have unlimited travel.  Passengers can use their current district or borough bus passes until they expire.

There are three easy steps to access your free bus pass: 

Find out about the criteria for a free bus pass online or by phone.

Check which documents you need to take with you.

Visit one of these libraries to claim your pass:-

Addlestone, Banstead, Camberley, Catherham Hill, Caterham Valley, Cranleigh, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Ewell (Bourne Hall), Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Horley, Leatherhead, Oxted, Redhill, Staines, Sunbury, Walton and Woking.

For more information visit this website, call 03456 009 009 or pick up a leaflet at your local library.

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