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Free travel on buses and trams before 9.30am for Manchester people with a concessionary travel pass
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Free travel on buses and trams before 9.30am for Manchester people with a concessionary travel pass

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Posted 20th Mar

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Transport for Greater Manchester have removed restrictions on early morning travel to enable older and disabled people to get their shopping.
Hopefully other regions will follow TfGM lead.
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That's going to make them nice and busy, the exact opposite of what the advice is.

Older and disabled people are not seeing their incomes hit, why give it free and make them all travel in the same window.

How about free travel to those just laid off, or on reduced hours, or being forced to take unpaid leave,
Edited by: "Choo_Choo" 20th Mar
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Hope companies do this going forward also, it's showing that folks need to get about before that time in general, so yeah glad to see changing patterns, let's hope this old virus makes us all a little more compassionate in future.
That's going to make them nice and busy, the exact opposite of what the advice is.

Older and disabled people are not seeing their incomes hit, why give it free and make them all travel in the same window.

How about free travel to those just laid off, or on reduced hours, or being forced to take unpaid leave,
Edited by: "Choo_Choo" 20th Mar
Choo_Choo20/03/2020 15:58

That's going to make them nice and busy, the exact opposite of what the …That's going to make them nice and busy, the exact opposite of what the advice is.Older and disabled people are not seeing their incomes hit, why give it free and make them all travel in the same window. How about free travel to those just laid off, or on reduced hours, or being forced to take unpaid leave,



Choo_Choo20/03/2020 15:58

That's going to make them nice and busy, the exact opposite of what the …That's going to make them nice and busy, the exact opposite of what the advice is.Older and disabled people are not seeing their incomes hit, why give it free and make them all travel in the same window. How about free travel to those just laid off, or on reduced hours, or being forced to take unpaid leave,


Exactly, why promote free travel during rush hour, crazy
Edited by: "emoji47" 20th Mar
A touch misguided yes. I also agree with the suggestion of giving free transport who have been freshly made unemployed and those who will struggle to keep a roof over their heads, not just in Manchester but across the country. How one manages that would prove difficult.
emoji4720/03/2020 16:06

Exactly, why promote free travel during rush hour, crazy


Maybe that was the plan all along /s
Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, said: "We encourage everybody to keep travel on public transport to a minimum and to only make essential journeys. That said, we recognise that some older and disabled people, who are not yet self-isolated, may need to travel earlier than usual to get to the shops or to attend a medical appointment. For that reason, we have decided to lift these restrictions to help older and disabled people get the essential supplies and support they need."
emoji4720/03/2020 16:06

Exactly, why promote free travel during rush hour, crazy



There wouldn't be a "rush hour" as we know it because :
1) The schools are (mostly) closed.
2) Many more folks are now working from home rather than from an office.
Old people want to get to places like Iceland as soon as possible basically as they're opening their doors early.
Makes sense.
giving ‘em the option rather than making it compulsory, i believe.... same change in Birmingham
I wish businesses would come on here first for advice before deciding to do the right thing during difficult times.
Restrictions on travel times have also been lifted in Tyne and Wear. nexus.org.uk/new…ted
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