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free rail travel for over 65s in England

« on 30/07/2007, 16:58 »
There is a petition for this if you are interested:

http://petitions.pm.gov.u...Rail/?ref=freeseniorsrail
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« Reply #1 on 30/07/2007, 17:20 »
I've just signed it but I'm a bit puzzled as to why the qualifying age has been set at 65. Free prescriptions, free bus travel and pension credits are all available at age 60.
Martin
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« Reply #2 on 30/07/2007, 17:58 »
I'd argue for free local travel (underground, sub-urban routes) but I'm not quite convinced that there should be national travel funded by the tax payer. Local travel is necessary for day to day life, travelling the length and breadth of the country is not.

Providing decent care homes, heating, healthcare and food are all much more important IMO.

As such I have not signed the petition.
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« Reply #3 on 30/07/2007, 18:15 »
And there's always the Senior Railcard - not quite free travel, but better than a poke in the eye.
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« Reply #4 on 31/07/2007, 11:02 »
Also it does already exist in London.

Not national and only valid after the morning rush - but covers quite a wide area (greater than the zones of a travelcard I believe):
http://www.freedompass.org
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