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Free bus and tram travel for all NHS staff during coronavirus outbreak

Update from Transport for West Midlands 3 April 2020

NHS staff will get free travel on all buses and trams in the West Midlands as they go to work to battle the coronavirus pandemic

Local bus operators and West Midlands Metro have teamed up to allow anyone working in our hospitals and frontline medical facilities to travel for free during the outbreak – simply by showing their NHS pass.

While most people are now staying at home and many businesses are closed, our hospitals are busier than ever with many extra staff being brought in to help deal with the emergency. 

So while demand for public transport has fallen and the frequency of some services has been scaled back, the all-day network remains operational and playing a vital role in ensuring key workers, including NHS staff, can get to work.

Now those staff can show their work passes and travel for free on buses operated by National Express West Midlands, Diamond, Landflight and Claribel Coaches, Banga, Coventry Community Transport, Evergreen (Thandi), Johnsons, Kev’s Cars, Select Bus, Travel De Courcey and Walsall Community Transport as well as West Midlands Metro services.

Children of key workers travelling to school are also eligible for free travel on production of their personalised letter allowing them to continue to attend school during this period.

The free travel offer comes after Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA),  launched free shuttle bus services for NHS and social care staff serving key locations, by redeploying the ring and ride minibus fleet.

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