Bus Pass Changes
Concessionary bus travel in Bedford Borough before
9.30am and after 11.00pm on weekdays is changing from 1 February
2017 when most free travel will be replaced by a £1.00
Who is affected?
Bedford Borough residents who have an English National
Concessionary Travel pass (pensioners and qualifying disabled
Which bus journeys are affected?
Only journeys on weekdays that are wholly within Bedford Borough
and start before 9.30am or after 11.00pm are affected. Travel
at other times will continue to be free for pass holders.
What are the changes?
Pass holders will be able to travel on most of these journeys
for a fare of £1.00 per journey.
The full fare will be charged before 9.30am and after 11:00pm on
X5 services and on journeys beyond the Bedford Borough
boundary. Travel on these services will continue to be free
at other times.
Are their any exceptions?
Yes, on routes where there is only one morning service (at
present this applies to route 26 from Knotting, Melchbourne and
Yelden) and on community transport services. Travel on these
services will be free for journeys with the Borough and for a fare
of £1.00 for journeys beyond the Borough boundary.
Do companions of a disabled pass holder have to pay?
No. A companion of a disable person with a companion pass
can travel free at anytime within Bedford Borough.
Is the Door to Door service affected?
No. The fare for Door to Door services will continue to be
free for journeys within the Borough (however, membership and booking fees are charged by the