The Welsh Government will be introducing hot-listing for Welsh concessionary passes over the next few weeks.
From 14 April 2013 all ticket machines on local bus services in Wales will indicate if a Concessionary Travel Pass is not valid for travel.
To allow drivers and customers to become familiar with the process, an amnesty will be in place. Up to, and including 13 April 2013, as a Smartcard holder you will still be allowed to travel by bus for free, even if your pass has been cancelled.
During this time customers are being advised to check with their local authority if their pass is shown up as being hotlisted and to obtain a replacement if needed.
Please see the Poster/Leaflet below for full details and information, or alternatively call in to your nearest Customer Service Point to speak to an Adviser.
Smartcard Hotlisting Scheme Leaflet
Smartcard Hotlisting Scheme Poster
Numerous services throughout the County are being updated, in some cases there will be a change of Operator / Service Number and or Timetable amendments.
ALL UPDATES WILL TAKE EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2013:
34A Machynlleth Town Service (Lloyds Coaches)
41 Kington - Newtown ( Sargeants)
44 Builth - Llandrindod (Rob Browns)
45 Rhayader - Llandrindod ( Roy Browns)
62 Coelbren - Gurnos ( New Adventure Travel)
73 Llanfair Caereinion - Oswestry (Owens of Oswestry)
74 Llanfyllin - Shrewsbury (Tanat Valley)
76 Welshpool - Llanrhaeadr (Tanat Valley)
80 Brecon - Llandovery (New Adventure Travel)
81 Welshpool - Newtown (Tanat Valley)
84 Llanfair Caereinion - Newtown (Tanat Valley)
86 Newtown Town Service (Owens of Oswestry)
87 Welshpool - Foel (Owens of Oswestry)
T36 Machynlleth - Dolgellau (Lloyds Coaches)
T57 Elan Valley - Rhayader - Llandrindod (Simon Price)
T59 Kington - Knucklas (Knighton Taxis)
T83 Caersws - Newtown (Celtic Travel)
X47 Llandrindod - Aberystwyth (Celtic Travel)
X63 Brecon - Swansea (New Adventure Travel)
X71 Oswestry - Welshpool (Tanat Valley)
X75 Rhayader - Shrewsbury (Celtic Travel)
X85 Machynlleth - Newtown (Lloyds Coaches)
** PLEASE CHECK, WITH THE OPERATOR, FARES AND TIMES OF JOURNEYS BEFORE MAKING YOUR FINAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS **
Powys Concessionary pass holders will be able to travel free on the Heart of Wales line from the 1st October 2012 until 31st March 2013.
Powys County Council no longer issue Senior Railcards as part of the Concessionary Travel Scheme.