11 February 2013

The clock is ticking for thousands of concessionary bus passes which are due to expire on 31st March.

Following the introduction of the over 60s national concessionary bus pass scheme in 2008, around 50,000 passes are due to expire at the end of March.

Northamptonshire County Council is therefore reminding people not to leave it too late to renew as they will be unable to use their existing pass after this date.

Passengers can visit their local library to renew their bus pass.

Councillor Heather Smith, cabinet member for customer and community services said: “With less than two months to go before we reach the expiration date, it’s vital that bus passengers visit a library to renew their pass sooner rather than later.

“Those people who leave it to the last minute are risking a possible delay in receiving their new pass, as with thousands of bus passes expiring on the same date, it will take time for library staff to process so many applications.”

For more information about renewals, people can visit the concessionary bus pass webpage.