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Durham council sends 80,000 new bus passes
TENS of thousands of new bus passes are being despatched by the North-East’s biggest council.
Durham County Council began sending out 80,000 new concessionary bus passes on Monday (February 18).
Passes which were issued when the concessionary scheme began five years ago are about to expire.
The new passes will last another five years.
If pass holders have moved house or their personal details have changed, they should call the council’s bus pass hotline on 03000-268-667.
If you are eligible for a pass and one has not arrived by March 18, also call the number above.
Under the English National Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme, the council issues passes to people over 60 or with certain disabilities – allowing them free or discounted travel on local bus services.
In County Durham, pass holders can also get half-price travel on some local train services.
For more information, visit durham.gov.uk/buspassrenewal