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Concessionary Bus Passes ( Over 60's) use in London

"You should show your pass to the driver; at the moment they can't be read by the yellow card readers. If the bus you're on doesn't display the red roundel, check with the driver if you can use it; most will let you travel free between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays, and at any time on weekends and public holidays."

I see from other postings that my Gloucestershire OAP pass can't be used in Scotland but can someone please reassure me that it can be used for ordinary, red, bus routes in London.
The TFL website says that "most drivers will"??? but since I gather all TFL buses are cashless, it could be very embarrasing.

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Gloucestershire Bus pass in London

Thanks for that Peter, I was concerned that the relevant bit is right at the bottom of the site and it didnt seem categoric, there must be plenty of Londoners on here who can give a clear answer from experience

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Thanks for that Peter, I was concerned that the relevant bit is right at the bottom of the site and it didnt seem categoric, there must be plenty of Londoners on here who can give a clear answer from experience

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The bit about drivers allowing is only if there is no Roundel

" If the bus you're on doesn't display the red roundel, check with the driver if you can use it; most will let you travel free between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays, and at any time on weekends and public holidays."

I think this is to cover such as 'Greenline' services running out to say Guildford, which may not even be licensed by Tfl. So maybe the driver will let you use it for a journey within London, but not to go to Guildford, for example.

As a holder of a London Freedom Pass I can assure you that you can use your pass on any Red bus, which all have 'Roundels' on.

Of course the London Freedom Pass is much more useful as it covers Tube and Overground Rail, which are much quicker than buses, he says smuggly Going from Luton Airport to Gatwick(Thameslink direct) I only have to pay for the bits that are outside the Pass area. Fortunately mine is valid for another 3 years.

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Just so it doesn't raise hopes in Cymru. This doesn't apply to us. But we I suppose can console ourselves with the fact that we are not English

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I just thought that every red bus would have the rondels on, I had forgotten about Green Line

Thanks for the categoric answer, I had visions of arguing with a bus driver and holding up all the locals that had oyster cards
We only want to go about 8 miles on one bus, a lot cheaper than the train

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Both such things are totally unknown here........

and no, we can't get one in the UK either....... we have to PAY to use TFL vehicles with "Oyster" cards or credit cards or similar........

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Remember when one of our 'famous' ex members practically jumped with glee when he got one. He wasted god knows how much taxpayers money buggering off to see how far he could get before turning round and coming back home.

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