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Cotswold DC warns of travel token scheme changes

People over 60 in the Cotswolds will soon be given their annual choice of receiving a free bus pass or travel tokens.

Cotswold District Council, which runs the scheme, is sending a review form to more than 10,000 eligible residents.

However, the Council is warning travellers that bus company Stagecoach West will not be accepting Cotswold District's travel tokens from 1st April, 2007

Director of Support Services Dave McIntosh said: "This move by Stagecoach may affect how people decide between travel tokens or a bus pass.

"People need to decide whether they wish to continue receiving tokens, so that they can use taxis and 'Dial-a-Ride' type services; put them towards a Senior Citizen's Railcard and use bus services other than those run by Stagecoach or whether they wish to receive a bus pass."

Applicants cannot receive both tokens and a pass - they may only have one - and may not change their choice until the following year.

Unfortunately, the Council is not in a position to advise people individually on the best course of action. Any queries about which operator will accept which concession need to be addressed to them directly.

The Council is asking people to fill out the form and return it as soon as possible using the envelope provided.

Posted : 28/11/2006 18:10:16

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