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Free Scooter hire from Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees this Christmas

strong>Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are offering free mobility scooter hire in the run up to Christmas from their Choices Centre shop in Halifax town centre. We would like to offer a helping hand to anyone who has difficulty getting around the shops to get their Christmas shopping done.

This special promotion starts on Saturday 8 and will run through to Saturday 22 December when mobility scooter and wheelchair hire will be absolutely free from the Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.

You can find the Choices Centre at 4-6 Woolshops, Halifax HX1 1RJ.

To avoid disappointment, telephone to book your scooter 01422 399830.


Half-fare rail travel for Senior and Disabled passes


Reduced fare train travel for Metro Senior and Disabled pass holders.
Please note: The following changes do not affect holders of Metro-issued Blind Persons ENCS passes.

From Monday 2 January 2012  – For all train journeys wholly within West Yorkshire, the following now applies to Metro-issued ENCS Senior and Disabled (including companions) passes:

  • For all travel on trains departing before 0929, Mondays to Fridays, pass holders pay the full adult fare on trains.
  • For all train travel on trains departing after 0930, Mondays to Fridays, and all day Saturdays, Sundays and public Holidayspass holders:
  • For a single journey pay approximately half the adult single anytime fare.
  • For a return journey pay approximately half the adult off-peak return fare.

There is no further discount on the half-fare if you hold a Senior or Disabled National RailCard.

More information on the WYMetro Website…