Your travel card awaits

AN appeal has been issued after concerns over people not collecting their new travel cards.Ipswich Borough Council has given out 15,000 new concessionary travel cards but is concerned that some people might not have got the message that the oldcards expire next week.

AN appeal has been issued after concerns over people not collecting their new travel cards.

Ipswich Borough Council has given out 15,000 new concessionary travel cards but is concerned that some people might not have got the message that the old

cards expire next week.

The Council is unique in Suffolk in that it runs two concessionary travel

schemes:

The "Borough Scheme" - travel anywhere within the Borough boundary for a

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flat fare of 30p

"Suffolk Saver" - travel at no more than half fare throughout the county

Government legislation means all local councils must provide concessionary

fares of half fare or less for pensioners and people with certain disabilities.

As a result all existing Borough Scheme concessionary travel

cards expire from 31st March so each year users can choose the pass that

suits them best.

The Suffolk Saver annual passes will now be offered free of charge. The

Borough Scheme passes, which offer a cheaper alternative to the Suffolk

Saver scheme if people travel only within the Borough, will now cost £1 a

year. Eligible residents can apply for one or both passes (the annual fee

for both passes will be £6).

Application forms and information leaflets are available from Civic Centre

reception or Tower Ramparts Bus Station.

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