A new short film celebrating London’s Freedom Pass has been released by London Councils, the body which runs the pass and represents the capital’s 33 local authorities.
The pass provides 1.3m older and disabled Londoners with free travel on the capital’s buses, trains, London Underground, trams, and the Docklands Light Railway as well as local buses across the country.
Freedom Pass: The Movie stars Jo Hunt, Mary Rees and Linda Smither who, as the Ladies Who Bus, are currently working their way through each of the capital’s bus routes in numerical order.
The movie follows the trio as they use their passes to board a double decker and go on a journey, gathering information for their blog along the way.
The movie features the specially choreographed Bus Stop Dance performed by six dancers aged between 58 and 80.
London’s boroughs have invested more than £3billion into running the Freedom Pass over the past 20 years.
Councillor Catherine West, chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, said: “We made Freedom Pass: The Movie to inform people about the Freedom Pass – what it is, how they can apply for it and where they can use it.
“The film takes us on a journey across London with the Ladies Who Bus as they gather material for their blog, including the Bus Stop Dance.
“During their travels, the ladies talk about the freedom that their passes offer and explain how the Freedom Pass, which has been run and paid for by London boroughs for more than 20 years, helps older and disabled people Londoners to maintain their independence.”