Bus pass fund query

RE: JUNE Gray’s letter regarding bus passes.

As Mrs Gray states, several boroughs and counties do allow pensioner bus pass holders to travel on trains as well as buses. A friend in Stockport told me several years ago that she could use her bus pass to travel free of charge for travel on trains into Manchester.

It may be interesting to note that Scarborough was among the last areas in the country to award pensioners bus passes and the government had been providing them with funds for that purpose for 10 years before they were issued here.

I did write to our borough council at the time to enquire where that money had been diverted but never received an answer. However, soon afterwards bus passes were issued here.

Charles Agar

The Grove