Monday 28 May 2012

Bus Pass

We've had them for a couple of years, but today was the first time we'd used them. Would I feel a bit ancient presenting mine? Not at all – just smug! The 41A stops just outside Tattenhall marina, and drops you off in the middle of Chester. If you miss it you wait two hours for the next one, but that's more frequent than the service to our own village – which is why the passes have remained unused until now.

We'll use them again tomorrow, as we want to see the Olympic torch coming through Chester. And the city is such a bus-hub, we might use them later on in the week to get to some interesting places. All this on a pass obtained for free from New Forest District Council (I know – my taxes).

So, whoever thought up the concessionary bus pass system deserves a medal. Just a shame the last bus home leaves at 6.40 p.m. Perhaps they imagined that, for those using the system, this would be not long before bed-time.


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