Using English bus passes in Wales

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  1. GJH

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    We're at a THS in Abergele at the moment. Caught the bus this morning and asked for 2 day rover tickets. The driver asked if we had passes as, although travel is not free with English ones, Arriva allow discount on day rover tickets in North Wales - £3·50 instead of £6·50 each. Just show your pass and ask for concessionary day rover tickets.
     
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    I am amazed the driver dared to ask Jill for a pass :Eeek: - the fact that he knew you were an old codger does not surprise me :BigGrin:
     
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    You've got to admit, the question should have been "are you his carer ?"
     
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    Just been down to cardiff today to pick up a car. Went to put the post code in my sat nav and had to change country to do so.:Smile:

    Always classed wales as a foreign country,:Rofl1: surprised they accept anything english.:Eek!::Eek!:
     
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    Hilldweller flicks his hand, acknowledging the bleeding obvious.
     
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    Typical British understatement.
     
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    More part of the UK than Rusholme’s Wilmslow Road.
     
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    Too true.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    And other parts of Manchester as well.:BigGrin:
     
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    Perhaps Hoffers Dyke needs re-digging then. :Wink::Wink:
     
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    Always classed wales as a foreign country,:Rofl1: surprised they accept anything english.:Eek!::Eek!:

    Just thought, yes they do, they accepted my money when it came time to pay for the car.:Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    Offas Dyke even...:Rofl1:

    To keep who in or who out?

    Better tell Jim, he may be stuck there forever...
     
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    Sheep on their coats, sheep on the Avatar, travelling to Wales,.....:Wink:
     
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    You'll never forget the Welsh!
     
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    Once when camping in North Wales I boarded a bus wanting to go to Rhyd Ddu a village near Mt Snowdon .

    I climbed on board and in my finest Northumbrian / Welsh pronounced "one to Reeeed Duuuuu please" , the bus driver looked at me like I was from another planet and said "where" " Rheeeeed Dhuuuuu" I says rolling my R for effect , bus driver shakes his head , "no such place" say's driver ," RRRRRheeeeyyyd DDDDhuuuuuu " say's I , blank stare from driver .

    Then on climbs a local "one to RRRhaaghd DDDaghhh" please :Eeek:
     
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    Where?
     
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    Sorry spelt it wrong missed a couple of d's off :thumb:
     
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    Update 2013

    Currently in Llangollen and got the bus to Wrexham today.

    The driver told us that concessionary fares (BwsAbout OAP printed on ticket) are available throughout Wales to holders of an English bus pass. All day ticket cost £2.80 here.
     
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    They let you in? Bugger Bugger Bugger...
     
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    Cultural improvement mission :Laughing:
     
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