This green paper sets out the government's proposals for a national scheme providing a minimum half-fare concession on local public transport for the elderly, blind and disabled. The proposals include for the first time full transferability so that concessions would be available on local journeys everywhere and not just in the area where the eligible person lives. They would cover local rail journeys as well as buses. Local authorities would be obliged to operate the national scheme, but would retain the discretion to run more generous local schemes as well in parallel to the national scheme. The special cases of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are dealt with. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published for the House of Commons.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    Atlantic Ho, Holborn Viaduct
    London EC1P 1BN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Command Paper 7475 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM