From 1st April – over-60’s will be able to travel free on any local bus services anywhere in the country (from 9.30am).
The Borough Council will be issuing new passes to over 8,000 current bus pass holders. New applicants (including the 290 who have applied since 15th Feb) will get a temporary pass for the moment which will be replaced when the new ones come through.
And – anyone in Castle Morpeth with one of the new bus passes can also buy a Nexus card giving free off-peak travel on the Tyne & Wear Metro. These cost £25 for a year pass and must be purchased in person at a Nexus Travelshop (eg at Central Station, Haymarket Bus Station, Monument).