************************************************************

This Army HIVE office is closed and cover is provided by the Lichfield HIVE.

If you want to ensure that you receive the very latest information including official Army COVID19 advice and guidance to Serving Personnel and their Families, please sign up using the ‘Follow by Email’ link. We abide by the Data Protection Act and you can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every update email you receive. Please also see HIVE’s other social media platforms: www.facebook.com/ArmyHIVE and Army HIVE Twitter @ArmyHIVEinfo

************************************************************

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Armed Forces travel free on Metrolink information

Members of the Armed Forces are now able to travel for free on Metrolink out-of-uniform after Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) reaffirmed its Armed Forces Covenant.
Regular or reserve members will be able to travel for free after 9.30am Monday to Friday all year round, including all day on weekends and Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday and Armed Forces Day, as long as they carry their military identification card.
There is no need to purchase a ticket, all you need to do is produce your Military ID card to an inspector if requested. 
Veterans carrying their veterans badge or military identification, will also be able to travel for free all day on Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday and Armed Forces Day. Cadets travelling in uniform will also be able to travel for free on those days.
This agreement improved the previous offer which enabled members of the Armed Forces to travel for free as long as they were wearing their uniform.