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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #231 on: January 16, 2020, 07:26:17 PM »
hi les  if its an o.a.p bus pass then yes you can   and  you can use it on the Birmingham trams to


I don't think it works as easy as that residents in Wolverhampton can't use their passes on the tram to Birmingham so I've heard.




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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #232 on: January 16, 2020, 07:43:01 PM »
From what I read looking online, The West Midlands Combined Authority, allows OAPs with an issued pass, to use buses and trams in the areas they cover:
Birmingham: Coventry: Dudley: Sandwell: Solihull: Walsall: Wolverhapton.


Though I had always thought that a pass issued by any Council or local authority in England, allowed travel throughout England.


Perhaps this England-wide allowance has altered?




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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #233 on: January 16, 2020, 10:22:00 PM »
Passes allow travel on any bus (not long distance coaches or special buses like to football matches). Some councils allow travel on some local train and tram services in their areas for their inhabitants only, for which I presume they pay extra to the relevant transport authority or company

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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #234 on: January 16, 2020, 11:13:54 PM »
I use my bus pass issued in Kent on Bham Busses
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #235 on: January 17, 2020, 01:14:33 PM »

I don't think it works as easy as that residents in Wolverhampton can't use their passes on the tram to Birmingham so I've heard.




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You can't use a bus pass on the tram.

Not an OAP yet, but I have a combined rail & bus pass that I can use on the tram.  A pass just for buses, or just for trains, doesn't cover the trams, so if the OAP pass is just for buses then I can see why they can't use it on the tram.  Would be nice if they could though.
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #236 on: January 17, 2020, 01:44:44 PM »
I've used my "OAP" pass on a tram from the jewelry quarter to Corporation st, I've also used it in Devon and Yorkshire.

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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #237 on: January 17, 2020, 03:58:57 PM »
I've used mine all over shop London Bristol Bath would have thought from Wolves to Brum would be OK. A friend of mine who lives in Barnt Green got as far as Oxford using local buses using his Bus Pass.
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #238 on: January 17, 2020, 04:21:02 PM »
Well I'm 65 and a bit but still not a state pensioner yet, but as I live in Wales I am entitled to free travel, I've lived here for 4 years but have no intention of applying for a pass, you can't beat the car, no timetables and no other passengers  O0   
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #239 on: January 17, 2020, 05:11:37 PM »
Some one I knew, (he`s gone to the bus station in the sky now), told me he travelled from The West Country to Birmingham, when he first got his bus pass.
Took a lot of planning, and it took him all day!

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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #240 on: January 17, 2020, 05:24:32 PM »
We have used our bus passes today you can't beet it. No looking for a parking space or having to pay to park and you are chauffeur driven, if you want you can have a nap.      O0
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #241 on: January 17, 2020, 05:28:50 PM »
when this new oap bus pass come out you could use it on national express  say from Birmingham to Bristol
that lasted about two months the oap was there in the morning filling the coaches up so paying passengers could not get a seat   so they had to put a stop to it   
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