Travel Card - Highland Region
4 December 2001

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50% REDUCTION IN CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL CARD

The Highland Council has reduced the price of its concessionary travel cards from 3 to 1.50. The reduction took effect from 1 December and the cards will continue to be valid for five years from the date of issue. 

Even better news for card holders is that from October 2002, not only will cards become free but most concessionary bus journeys within Highland will also be free. The exceptions where a charge will be made will be cross-boundary journeys and peak morning journeys (before 9.30 a.m.) in urban areas.

Those who qualify for a concessionary card are pensioners or those people with a permanent disability which impairs their mobility. At present, card holders are entitled to half fare bus, train and ferry journeys throughout Highland, and to half fare bus and ferry journeys on certain cross-boundary routes.