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National Express has announced it is launching a new coach travel discount for its over 60...
31 Oct 2011

National Express has announced it is launching a new coach travel discount for its over 60 and disabled passengers from 1 November 2011.

The move follows the removal of the Government funded concessionary scheme at midnight on 31 October, which offered these passengers up to 50% discount off all coach journeys made within England or across the Scottish and Welsh borders.

The UK’s largest coach operator will offer the over 60’s and disabled passengers a third off coach travel at all times – even during Christmas and other peak travel periods.  To be eligible – and in line with other travel card products – passengers will need to purchase an annual senior or disabled person’s discount card costing £10 per year.  The discount will not be available on journeys which start or finish at airports.

Andrew Cleaves, Managing Director, National Express coach said: “We know how highly our over 60 and disabled passengers value discounted coach travel.  We hope the new travel cards and discount will to prove popular with these passengers, by continuing to offer great value travel on National Express’ unique national network that serves nearly 1,000 destinations.”

The Senior and Disabled Coachcards are available to purchase from all National Express outlets as well as the company’s website (www.nationalexpress.com) and customer contact centre (08717 818181).

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Notes to Editors

  • Journeys made exclusively within Scotland by holders of Scottish Concessionary Travel passes will still get the Scottish Government's 100% concession
  • Journeys within Wales on National Express coach services are not being supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and customers will need to use the new National Express coach card scheme
  • The discount is a flat rate and it’s available all day everyday; there are no peak time restrictions.  Travel to/from airports is excluded from the offer