West Sussex bus pass rules relaxed to help patients make vaccination appointments

Restrictions around bus passes in West Sussex have been relaxed to help patients make their vaccination appointments.

Friday, 15th January 2021, 4:30 pm
West Sussex bus stop. Pic by Steve Robards

Concessionary bus pass holders can travel for free in the county before 9.30am from Monday (January 18).

The temporary relaxation of the rules aims to help concessionary bus pass holders travel to early-morning vaccination appointments. The relaxation will continue until schools fully reopen.

Roger Elkins, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “Where possible, we want to support the vital vaccination programme and we hope this move will make things a little easier for older and vulnerable people to get to early-morning appointments.

“Thanks go again to the bus operators who have supported us in this move.”

More information about the county council’s bus pass is available online.