Over 770,000 London residents eligible for a Freedom transport pass have successfully renewed their freedom passes in time for the switchover granting them extended access to free travel after March 2015!
The Older Person’s Freedom pass, issued by councils across London, including Sutton, allow free access on public transport across London as well as free bus travel nationally. The freedom pass initiative helps hundreds of thousand of elderly people every day get around and carry out simple tasks like visiting family or nipping to the shops.
If you have yet to renew your Freedom Pass, don’t worry. TfL is still accepting old passes for a grace period of six weeks. If your pass, or the pass of someone you know, expired on 31 March 2015 and they have not already renewed they are asked to call 0300 330 1433 or go to the Freedom Pass website and renew as soon as possible.
Tom Brake commented:
“Freedom passes are an excellent initiative to help people get around freely and easily. Liberal Democrats including myself have fought extremely hard to get and keep these Freedom passes for the elderly so please, if you have a pass and have not yet renewed it, do head over to the Freedom pass website to take advantage of this excellent provision.