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'Freedom Riders' lobby transport chiefs

Campaigning pensioners known as the Freedom Riders have been lobbying public transport chiefs outside Barnsley Town Hall over cuts to concessionary train travel.

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Pensioner power claims major victory

A group of pensioners in Barnsley are claiming a major victory after so-called Freedom Riders forced a U-turn by transport bosses over concessionary fares.

Last week elderly and disabled campaigners boarded a train but refused to pay for their tickets in protest at plans to withdraw their free travel passes. Now the powers that be have partly backed down. But pensioners will still have to stump up something. David Hirst reports.

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