Free travel to be restored for 60-year-olds
The new 60+ Concessionary Travel Scheme is being launched in response to the increase in age qualification for London Council's Freedom Pass (which is rising in line with the statutory retirement age).
The scheme will cover people until they become eligible for the Freedom Pass.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: 'Tens of thousands of Londoners were quite rightly incensed by the age escalator affecting the Freedom Pass, which meant their right to free travel was rapidly disappearing over the horizon.
'That is why I am very pleased to be able to set out plans for a new Oyster card that yanks this important concession back into place; and means Londoners who have reached three score years of age will have their right to free travel in our great city reinstated.'
The scheme is expected to begin in November, with online applications available from October.