Mandurah seniors can get on board with Transperth during Seniors Card education session

Pic supplied: Transperth education coordinator Louise Madden and education officer David McMahon will be in Mandurah to preach the benefits of off-peak free travel
Pic supplied: Transperth education coordinator Louise Madden and education officer David McMahon will be in Mandurah to preach the benefits of off-peak free travel

MANDURAH residents who remember the Beatles’ 1964 Australian tour, the first episodes of Play School or the Apollo 11 moon landing, are probably ready for a Seniors Card  and may be eligible for free off-peak public transport.

Transperth’s education team will hold a guided tour for recent recipients of a Seniors Card – which doubles as a Seniors SmartRider – on June 13.

Mandurah residents can learn about the system and how it can work for them.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said permanent WA residents aged 61 or older, who work less than 25 hours a week, are eligible for free public transport.

“Many people who have recently retired or semi-retired may not have been regular users of our network but with free public transport for Seniors SmartRider holders in off-peak times, it’s worth getting up to speed on Transperth services,” Mr Hynes said.

“That’s what this upcoming session is all about.

“If you’ve just received on a Seniors Card or want to get more confident about using the network, you can register online to attend the tour taking place next month.”

Seniors SmartRider holders are eligible for free public transport before 6am, between 9am and 3.30pm, and after 7pm from Monday to Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, and during Seniors Week.

For more information or to register for a free tour, visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.

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