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Maureen bags a free Scottish break thanks to online travel pass application.

13 February 2018

Scotland’s Loch Long beckons for one lucky West Yorkshire resident, Maureen Dyson, who has won a five-day holiday as a result of applying for her West Yorkshire Senior Travel Pass online.

Because Maureen applied for her Senior Pass using this website in August last year, she was entered into a competition to win a four-night National Holidays holiday at the Claymore Hotel on the banks of Loch Long.

As well as the prize of coach travel to the Claymore and four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast for two, Mrs Dyson and her friend, June Hutchinson will be enjoying excursions, evening entertainment and complimentary drinks.

Comfort

Over 300,000 Senior passes are currently in use in West Yorkshire and over 200,0000 are due for renewal over the next six months. Rather than having to travel to a busy bus station travel centre and queuing to apply or renew, people can apply online from the comfort of their own home.

It takes just a few minutes and West Yorkshire residents can use the online service to order their Pass up to three months in advance. And, until Monday 30 April 2018, everyone who applies online is eligible for a 5%-off voucher code for a break with National Holidays, who specialise in short breaks and holidays by coach.

People renewing their Senior Pass online need their current pass number and a digital passport quality or camera phone photo to upload from their computer, tablet or smartphone. New applications require details from a valid UK passport or driving licence and a digital passport quality or camera phone photo to upload.

Find out more about applying for a Senior Pass online. 

Great value

Presenting Mrs Dyson with her prize at Castleford Bus Station, Cllr Keith Wakefield who is Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee said: “I am sure Mrs Dyson and June will have a lovely time at Loch Long, being looked after by National Holidays and I hope that she will enjoy getting great value travel out of her West Yorkshire Senior Pass.

“We know many older people are completely comfortable with online transactions, and applying online like Mr Dyson did there are some who are less confident and I would ask anyone with older relatives who live in West Yorkshire to take a moment to check if they need to renew and whether they are happy to do it or they need some help.

“Applying online is the simplest way of renewing a Senior Pass or applying for a new one and people can even apply on a friend or relative’s behalf by creating an account in their name and then adding them as a dependent.”

Mrs Dyson said: “June and I are very much looking forward to the holiday in Scotland.

“I can certainly recommend applying for travel passes online. It was straightforward, quick and easy and much more convenient than going to the Bus Station Travel Centre.”

A Senior Pass issued by West Yorkshire Combined Authority entitles the holder to free, off-peak bus travel throughout England and half-fare, off-peak train travel throughout West Yorkshire. In West Yorkshire this means free bus travel after 9.30am until the end of service and half-fare train travel from 09:30 until 16:00 and then after 18:30 Mondays to Fridays and all day on weekends & public holidays.

Find out more about applying for a Senior Pass online. 

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