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brian


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Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #1
28-08-2008 01:14 PM

I am in the fortunate position of being able to qualifying in a few months for the above.
How soon does one apply and to whom ?

I expect most users of this site are younger must might be few more aged persons.

Thanks

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SouthLondoner


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #2
28-08-2008 01:26 PM

Hi Brian, A little young for one of these myself, but I believe you can apply at the Post Office. You need proof of age, address and a couple of photos. More details in this link:

http://www.freedompass.org/documents/App...eprint.pdf

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brian


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Post: #3
28-08-2008 01:27 PM

Thanks South Londoner

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davidwhiting


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Joined: Dec 2003
Post: #4
28-08-2008 10:30 PM

I've had mine for four years, and, it is a good deal.

I got my forms from the Post Office ahead of time, and picked up my freedom pass at 10.00am on my 60th birthday.

Don't forget also your senior rail card, which, at a third off, really does pay for itself on one long trip.

Another tip: For many trips out of London started after 9.30 (not for all rail lines) get a ticket from 'boundary of zone six', not from your departure station. This can save loads for journeys to some places in the home counties. For example, with a senior rail card, you can get a day return to, say, Maidstone or Tunbridge for ?4.50. Hemel Hempsted costs around ?3.00! And, of course, you can hop on local buses anywhere south of the Scottish border and it doesn't cost a penny.

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brian


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Post: #5
29-08-2008 08:24 AM

Thanks David for your tips

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Sherwood


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Post: #6
29-08-2008 06:06 PM

Brian,

You cannot apply before you are 60. But you can pick up the form from the Post Office and apply on your 60th birthday.

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Gabriel


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Joined: Jul 2007
Post: #7
23-09-2008 05:13 PM

Does anyone know if a disabled freedom card differs from a retired freedom card? Can you use a disabled freedom card on the trains from HOP or FH before 9.30 am?

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davidwhiting


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Post: #8
24-09-2008 09:02 AM

I think you can. Try:

http://www.freedompass.org/whentouse.htm

Also worth checking out concessions on national rail and the like.

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Sherwood


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Post: #9
27-09-2008 10:40 PM

I think that from 2 January 2009 Mayor Boris will make them effective for 24 hours a day.

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brian


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Post: #10
29-09-2008 12:32 PM

Yes good old Mayor Boris , the friend of the over 60's.

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