CONCESSIONARY FARES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN ENGLAND AND WALES

This paper examines the reasons for providing concessionary fares on public transport for the elderly, blind and disabled, and the advantages and disadvantages of so doing. An objective is suggested. The relevant legislation is examined and this is followed by a description of its effects which have been sufficiently varied in different areas to arouse widespread dissatisfaction. A case study of concessionary fares in Surrey, a "shire" county on the fringe of London, follows, detailing the methods and the problems involved in setting up a unified scheme. It is stressed that there are three parties whose requirements have to be met -the local authority, the bus operator and the concessionaire. The scheme and its results are covered in depth. In conclusion the benefits of a concessionary fares scheme on public transport as a whole are emphasised. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Proceedings of the International Conference on Transport for the Elderly and the Handicapped, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, England, and the Ministere d'Equipment (Transports) France.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University

    Transport Studies Group
    Department of Civil and Building Engineering
    Loughborough, Leicestershire  United Kingdom  LE11 3TU
  • Authors:
    • Glover, J G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 177-183
  • Monograph Title: MOBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED AT CAMBRIDGE, APRIL 4-7 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00184911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1981 12:00AM