Just the ticket

While many travellers will be glad to see that Lothian Buses is to encourage use of its night bus services by ­allowing holders of Ridacard season tickets to travel free and introducing discounted day/night ticketing, this ­elation will not extend to its many disabled or elderly ­customers.

Holders of the national concession card who travel free during the day will still be expected to pay in full for any travel on night buses. Is this yet another manifestation of the nanny state with elderly and disabled people being discouraged from having late nights out and being shunted off to bed early with a cocoa for their own good?

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John Hein