08 January 2013

With thousands of concessionary bus passes due to expire in March 2013, Northamptonshire County Council is reminding passengers to renew their pass soon.

Following the introduction of the over 60s national concessionary bus pass scheme back in 2008, around 50,000 passes are due to expire on the same date - 31st March 2013.

To help manage the renewal process, the county council has put in place a monthly schedule for anyone whose pass is due to expire at the end of March.

This means that anyone with a surname starting with the letters K, L, M, N or O should visit a library to renew their bus pass during January.

Cabinet member for customer and community services, Councillor Heather Smith said: "We have introduced a monthly schedule for passengers to visit their local library and renew their bus pass ahead of the expiration date as with up to 50,000 concessionary bus passes due to expire on the same date, it would be impossible for library staff to process that many applications at the same time.

"By taking this phased approach, we can help avoid any delays or disappointment for customers and make sure the renewal process runs as smoothly as possible."

For more information about renewing their concessionary bus passes people can visit the bus pass webpage.