Free travel pass is extended
Around 11,500 more Merton residents will soon be entitled to free travel in London.
Freedom Passes, giving free travel on TfL services and some national rail services, used to be tied to state pension age.
But from November 1 they will be made available to anyone aged 60 and above.
Merton's Conservative Transport Spokesman, Councillor Richard Hilton said: "I'm delighted Boris Johnson has delivered on his election pledge to ensure all Merton residents can enjoy free travel around the capital from their 60th birthday.
"Estimates suggest the Mayor's new scheme will benefit around 11,500 residents in the London Borough of Merton over the next 3 years. You can apply now if you're aged 60 or over and don’t already have a Freedom Pass, and I encourage anyone who is eligible to do so right away."
Pictured right is Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond along with local councillors and their Freedom Passes.
October 25, 2012