No excuse for continuing to restrict Freedom Pass travel

The London Assembly has unanimously backed Caroline Pidgeon's motion calling on the Mayor to reverse the restrictions that prevent Freedom Pass holders using their pass in morning peak hours.

Caroline said:

“The suspension of concessionary travel for 60+ Oyster photocard and Older Person’s Freedom Pass holders before 9am on weekdays was supposed to be only a temporary measure, yet it is still in place 15 months after it was first introduced and with no indication as to when it will be finally lifted.

“With restrictions on crowding and social distancing now largely lifted the arguments for the continued restrictions no longer hold up. It is time to stop penalising people over 60 who are in work, who need to travel to offer childcare to grandchildren at the start of the day, or who face morning health and hospital appointments.”

Read more in the Enfield Independent.