Lancashire County Council undertook a consultation concerning the proposal to increase the fare from 50p to £1 for disabled NoWcard holders who travel before 9.30am. This consultation took place between 26 March and 21 May 2018.
Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet met and discussed the consultation findings on 9 August 2018. At this meeting Cabinet agreed to accept the proposal to increase the fare to £1. The minutes of this meeting are available at www.lancashire.gov.uk
NoWcard is run in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council. Blackburn with Darwen Council also consulted on this proposal and will increase their fare rate to £1 for travel before 9.30am. Blackpool Council will retain their current concession rate at 50p. For Blackpool Council pass holders who travel before 9.30am on journeys that start within the Blackpool Council boundary the fare will be 50p. Blackpool Council pass holders who travel before 9.30am on journeys that start in Lancashire, outside the Blackpool Council boundary, will be charged the new £1 fare.
The fare increase will take effect from Monday 3 December 2018.