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Cut price fares

PUBLISHED: 10:26 09 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:28 25 August 2010

JOB seekers will be able to get half-price bus and tram fares.

JOB seekers will be able to get half-price bus and tram fares.

Unemployed residents across the capital who receive either Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or the new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) will be eligible for the half-price fares.

But the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has only pledged funding for the scheme, which was launched last Thursday, for one year. The concession is obtained through a paper photocard valid for six months and an Oyster card with the discount loaded on it.

Eligible Londoners in receipt of the allowances can now get the same half-priced travel concession that those on Income Support currently benefit from.

As under the previous scheme, concession holders are able to continue to benefit from the discount for a full six month period, even if they succeed in returning to employment before their concession expires.

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