Why is 11pm not off-peak

PUBLISHED: 10:15 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

Are old folk not supposed not to stay out late in Cambridgeshire?

After 50 years of it, I still enjoy dancing jive three times a week. It is a fun way to delay the aging process. I also delight in helping the beginners. Dancing transforms lives. An exam

Are old folk not supposed not to stay out late in Cambridgeshire?

After 50 years of it, I still enjoy dancing jive three times a week. It is a fun way to delay the aging process.

I also delight in helping the beginners.

Dancing transforms lives. An example "Fletch" is soon to be seen in an episode of Trinny and Susannah, and youngsters still meet their partners to be at dancing, as I did long ago.

I travel from Bedford into Cambridgeshire on the X5 coach using my bus pass.

It enables a small contribution to the Cambridgeshire economy.

I return home on the last X5 from Cambridge, using my buspass.

However, when I dance at St. Neots and board the same last X5 there I have to pay! Allegedly after 11pm is not "off peak"?

Even more bizarrely I only have to pay enough to travel the short distance to get to Bedfordshire, because there my bus pass becomes valid again

DAVID COX

CutCliffe Grove

Bedford.


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