Change to ticket machines means invalid bus pass holders will be denied travel
West Berkshire Council issue reminder to pass holders to check before travelling
CONCESSIONARY bus pass holders are being reminded to make sure their passes are valid before travel with changes to ticket machines on local bus routes coming in this week.
West Berkshire Council has issued the reminder as from Monday (September 21) ticket machines on local bus services indicate if a Concessionary Travel Pass is not valid for travel.
The change means that people using free or disabled bus passes must make sure that their passes are up to date or they may not be accepted for travel.
West Berkshire Council say that between September 21 and October 4, passengers may still be able to travel during an amnesty period but should arrange to apply for a new pass at the earliest opportunity.
From October 5 if the ticket machine indicates that a pass is no longer valid, pass holders will need to pay the relevant fare and return the invalid pass to the driver.