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I think this topic has arisen before. 

I have a hospital appointment at 8.30 a.m. on a weekday.

I shall have to travel by bus to get there.

Can I use my OAP bus pass if I show my appointment letter to the driver?

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1 minute ago, florence kat said:

I think this topic has arisen before. 

I have a hospital appointment at 8.30 a.m. on a weekday.

I shall have to travel by bus to get there.

Can I use my OAP bus pass if I show my appointment letter to the driver?

No

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dont think you will be allowed 

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The ticket machines will be set to certain times etc, I doubt theres any way a driver can over ride them, whatever the reason.

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Yes you can. If you have a valid appointment letter, show the driver and they will issue a ticket manually 

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Posted (edited)
9 minutes ago, fozzybear210 said:

Yes you can. If you have a valid appointment letter, show the driver and they will issue a ticket manually 

I'm pretty certain 

Stagecoach allow this but I'm not sure First buses do ?

Edited by kevvy

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I couldn't    use my OAP  pass on the tram   last week, when going'

 to the Hallamshire for a medical appointment The conductors

 reader would  not accept my pass. So had to pay full fare.

                    

 

 

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There is no such arrangement in the concessionary fare scheme and the government doesn't provide any funding beyond bus travel 09.30-23.00.

 

However - Stagecoach BUSES offer that facility in south Yorkshire as a special gesture at their own cost. 

 

TM Travel run a special offer of £1 flat fare before 09.30 with a senior pass.

Edited by Andy C

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The TM fare is now £1-20, went up a few weeks ago.

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I have used my pass a few times last year on the tram early in the morning.  No problem - just showed my appointment letter from the hospital.  

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On 14/04/2019 at 22:16, nikki-red said:

The ticket machines will be set to certain times etc, I doubt theres any way a driver can over ride them, whatever the reason.


Im glad that it looks like I was wrong about this (specially as it turns out my Mum has an appointment at the hallamshire next week at 7:45am!)

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