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Pass for older people just the ticket for exploring the West Midlands

Two elderly men on smiling, sitting on the tram

A new campaign aims to highlight how older people can make the most of some of the region’s top attractions with the help of free off-peak tram travel.

Anyone of state pension age living in the the region can use the Older Person’s Travel Pass on any Metro services after 9.30am Monday to Friday, and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays.

The offer makes it easier than ever to explore vibrant markets, top shopping destinations, world-class galleries, parks and leisure facilities.

Carl Williams, West Midlands Metro Director of Operations, explained: “The region boasts a wealth of things to do and see for people of all ages and the new campaign aims to show that, thanks to free off-peak tram travel for anyone with a pass, it’s never been easier for them to explore what’s on offer.”

The tram network serves a wide range of top venues and attractions and, over the coming months, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has something for everyone with an exciting run of shows and drama, including the hit musical Cabaret.

There’s also a mix of classic and contemporary art at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, including a stunning selection of wildlife photography and a welcome return of its acclaimed pop collection.

“There are also dozens of special events in Birmingham over the summer, not to mention world-class shopping and some of the country’s best pubs and restaurants,” Carl said. “Whether it’s a quick shopping trip, a visit to the park or a night out with friends or family, eligible older people can get there quickly, easily and for free thanks to the tram and the Older Person’s Travel Pass.

“What’s more, with free spaces at available our park and ride facilities, there is even less stress involved in getting out and about.”

For further information about the Older Person’s Travel Pass, which is available to anyone who lives locally and draws a state pension, click here

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