Ticket to ride: Transport benefits for Seniors Card holders

Transperth education coordinator Louise Madden and Education officer David McMahon.
Transperth education coordinator Louise Madden and Education officer David McMahon.

RESIDENTS who remember The Beatles’ 1964 Australian tour, the first episodes of Play School or the Apollo 11 moon landing could soon be getting a Seniors Card (if they don’t already have one).

They will also be eligible for free off-peak public transport.

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Transperth’s education team will hold three guided tours for recent recipients of a Seniors Card – which doubles as a Seniors SmartRider – on February 20, 22 and 23.

The aim of the tours is for Rockingham residents to learn about the system and how it can work for them.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said permanent WA residents aged 61or older, who work less than 25 hours a week, were 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,” he said.

“That’s what these upcoming sessions are all about.

“If you’ve just received a Seniors Card or want to get more confident about using the network, you can register online to attend one of three tours 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.

To register for a free tour, visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.