Meeting date set as axe falls on train and bus passes

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Pensioners and disabled people from across South Yorkshire are invited to a public meeting on Saturday to discuss the cuts to travel passes.

From April, people entitled to travel passes will be unable to travel for free on the train at all, and must pay to travel by bus before 9.30am.

The Barnsley Residents’ Action Group, which is organising the meeting, says this will effectively mean a pay cut for disabled people who use their travel pass to commute to and from work.

The meeting will be held at 12 noon at Barnsley Library on Saturday.

Alan Curtis, chairman of BRAG, said: “BRAG has had a great reception for its stand against the cuts in travel passes from older and disabled people. We can make a difference if we come together.”