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Old July 13th, 2015, 02:37 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Jack Campin
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....a member of an EU state, and have ID to prove it,
you can travel free on public transport in Budapest.

I wonder when England is going to join the EU?

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Old July 13th, 2015, 03:06 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Frank Hucklenbroich
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Am Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:37:13 +0100 schrieb Jack Campin:

...a member of an EU state, and have ID to prove it,
you can travel free on public transport in Budapest.


You can do this in Athens at the moment even when you are under 65.

SCNR,

Frank
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Old July 14th, 2015, 11:11 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Surreyman[_3_]
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On Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:37:41 PM UTC+1, Jack Campin wrote:
...a member of an EU state, and have ID to prove it,
you can travel free on public transport in Budapest.

I wonder when England is going to join the EU?

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And throughout London
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Old July 15th, 2015, 01:24 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Jack Campin
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Default if you are over 65...

...a member of an EU state, and have ID to prove it,
you can travel free on public transport in Budapest.
I wonder when England is going to join the EU?

And throughout London


How does a passport get you through a Tube turnstile?

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Old July 15th, 2015, 11:07 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Jack Campin
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Default if you are over 65...

...a member of an EU state, and have ID to prove it,
you can travel free on public transport in Budapest.
I wonder when England is going to join the EU?

And throughout London


I have been googling for that for a while and I can't find anything
remotely like it on offer. There are limited schemes available for
London residents, but absolutely nothing that an EU visitor could use,
no matter how much form-filling they were willing to put up with.

If I were over 65 and carrying a Hungarian passport to prove it,
what would I say to a London bus driver or tube station operative
to get on board without paying?

It seems like London is adopting a scheme similar to the one Scotland
has had for a few years - only Scottish residents are eligible.

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Old July 15th, 2015, 12:51 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
S Viemeister[_2_]
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On 7/15/2015 6:07 AM, Jack Campin wrote:

It seems like London is adopting a scheme similar to the one Scotland
has had for a few years - only Scottish residents are eligible.

I was every so slightly annoyed to discover that my Highland
Council-issued bus pass wasn't valid on the Edinburgh trams, though it
did work on the bus.

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Old July 15th, 2015, 04:39 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Sheila Page[_2_]
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In Budapest, yes, you just show your passport.

In London, tubes and buses are free for London over 65 residents; buses
for other English after 9.30; nothing for Scots or others. Rest of
England, most buses mostly after 9.30 for English.

Approximately and subject to local variations.

Sheila Page

In message , Jack Campin
writes
...a member of an EU state, and have ID to prove it,
you can travel free on public transport in Budapest.
I wonder when England is going to join the EU?

And throughout London


I have been googling for that for a while and I can't find anything
remotely like it on offer. There are limited schemes available for
London residents, but absolutely nothing that an EU visitor could use,
no matter how much form-filling they were willing to put up with.

If I were over 65 and carrying a Hungarian passport to prove it,
what would I say to a London bus driver or tube station operative
to get on board without paying?

It seems like London is adopting a scheme similar to the one Scotland
has had for a few years - only Scottish residents are eligible.

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Jack Campin, 11 Third Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4PU, Scotland
mobile 07800 739 557 http://www.campin.me.uk Twitter: JackCampin


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Old July 15th, 2015, 08:24 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
tim.....
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"Sheila Page" wrote in message
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In Budapest, yes, you just show your passport.

In London, tubes and buses are free for London over 65 residents;


London is still free for 0ver 60's residents (provided that they have
applied for the appropriate pass)

tim



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Old July 15th, 2015, 09:06 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Jack Campin
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S Viemeister wrote:
I was every so slightly annoyed to discover that my Highland
Council-issued bus pass wasn't valid on the Edinburgh trams,
though it did work on the bus.


Same with mine, issued in Midlothian. I'm not that bothered as
I can't imagine ever wanting to use the Edinburgh tram.

The annoying thing is I'll have to pay full price on the Borders
Railway, which has a station five minutes walk from where I live.
That starts up in a few weeks.

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Old July 15th, 2015, 10:07 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Tom P[_6_]
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On 07/15/2015 09:24 PM, tim..... wrote:

"Sheila Page" wrote in message
...
In Budapest, yes, you just show your passport.

In London, tubes and buses are free for London over 65 residents;


London is still free for 0ver 60's residents (provided that they have
applied for the appropriate pass)

tim



Climbing on my soapbox for a moment - I do not think schemes like free
bus passes are a good idea. The costs of providing these schemes have to
be paid for somehow, meaning that the cost has to be borne by others,
meaning the society as a whole, and amount to arbitrary discrimination
against members of society who qualify but cannot make use of the
service or don't need it. What use is a free bus pass for someone who is
bed-ridden, for example? Why should London residents benefit and not
someone over the county border? Why should car drivers have to pay
indirectly for free bus passes that they don't need?
(Soapbox back in the cellar)

 




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