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How old does a child have to be to pay adult fare on a bus ?

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
as the title says
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
i think its 16
#2
16:thumbsup:
banned#3
31

or 32
#4
its 12 unless they have a pass proving their age under 18 - then its free under 18 ( only london borough though)

but i believe its only at school times

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5300760.stm
#5
16.....
#6
16 for defs.
#7
in london you need a pass after 11 years for free travel
#8
linw
in london you need a pass after 11 years for free travel


yer proof of age
#9
Or i`m in durham (north east) so London don`t affect me so it`s definitely 16 ?
i thought it was 13 ?ok thanks everyone
#10
ive always thought it to be 12.
#11
in south i think its 16. my sister was being charged adult fare leaving school so complained to solent blu line and they asked us to take driving licence to local office with photo and they producted a proof of age card to prove she is able to pay child rate.
#12
I think you should pay if your taking up a seat whether you 5 or 75

i think its unfair when ive paid to use the bus then some old woman comes along and i have to move out of the way for them - i have a bad back too
#13
dandoc2
i think its unfair when ive paid to use the bus then some old woman comes along and i have to move out of the way for them - i have a bad back too


I was on the bus a few years ago, before i passed my test, and some old lady got on the bus, i was just about to stand up, when she said, "are you going to stand up and let me sit down". I stayed sat down and she had to stand. Cheeky old woman!
banned#14
dandoc2
I think you should pay if your taking up a seat whether you 5 or 75

i think its unfair when ive paid to use the bus then some old woman comes along and i have to move out of the way for them - i have a bad back too


you dont have to give up your seat for anyone
#15
I think it varies depending on area and bus company
[mod]#16
loupomm
I think it varies depending on area and bus company


It does. In the North-East any child aged 5+yrs needs an Under 16 Nexus Photo ID card to get concessionary fare otherwise they have to pay full adult fare (or risk a fine if an inspector catches them). This expires at age 16yrs unless they are still in full time education. Also means here that any child visiting from outside the region must pay full fare - doesn't seem very fair though to me :-(
#17
Here in MK i was charged adult rates from the age of about 14. not sure what the actual age is (Ive always had a baby face)
#18
we have a london route which can use oyster and is free to 16 bit over 11 have to have id to prove age

also have other company which is only free for under 5, then theres a child fare till 16
#19
It certainly used to be 16 in Durham, but thats going back quite a few years! Varies from company to company, place to place, as sigma says you may need a pass of some sort now...

This is what Arriva say in their terms of carriage:
CHILD FARES
There is no charge for children under five years of age when travelling
with another passenger travelling on a valid basis providing the child
does not occupy a seat to the exclusion of an adult passenger and up
to a maximum of two children for each passenger. Children over 5
years of age can normally travel at a reduced rate, subject to local
conditions as detailed on the farescale for individual routes. Children
who are unable to provide proof of their age on request from the
driver, where the driver reasonably doubts their age, may be required to
pay the adult fare.
#20
sassie
you dont have to give up your seat for anyone


I always give up my seat for old people or pregnant women - whether it be on a bus - tube or train - manners cost nothing
banned#21
dandoc2
I always give up my seat for old people or pregnant women - whether it be on a bus - tube or train - manners cost nothing


I would hope so, and so would i, my daughter (15) and my son (6), without being asked, what i was saying is you dont have to, which is what you said
#22
sassie
I would hope so, and so would i, my daughter (15) and my son (6), without being asked, what i was saying is you dont have to, which is what you said


You dont have to but older people seem to think they have right over passengers even though they travel free
90% of ones ive given seats to dont say thank you and seem to look at you like dirt for sitting on the 1st floor on the bus
banned#23
dandoc2
You dont have to but older people seem to think they have right over passengers even though they travel free
90% of ones ive given seats to dont say thank you and seem to look at you like dirt for sitting on the 1st floor on the bus


yes i know some think they have a given right over everything, but not all are like this, and to be honest at their age i think they probably deserve it whether its expected or not

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