TfL have announced temporary restrictions to the use of Freedom passes and the “Boris” card for 60+ residents during the early morning peak from 15th June:
From Monday 15 June, we are making temporary changes to the 60+ London Oyster card and the Older Person’s Freedom Pass during morning peak hours. These changes are being introduced following TfL’s funding agreement with Government which required temporary restrictions for customers with these concession cards.
Passengers with a 60+ Oyster card, Older Person’s Freedom Pass, or English National Concessionary Scheme pass will not be able to use these cards before 09:00 on weekday mornings. This is to enable social distancing on the public transport network and help control the spread of coronavirus. Your card will continue to be valid at all other times on weekdays and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays. Disabled Freedom Pass holders are not affected by these changes and can continue to use their card at all times.
Where possible, we ask you to avoid travelling immediately after 09:00 to help reduce crowding in buses and trains, where the available space has effectively been reduced to allow for social distancing. If you have no option other than to use public transport during the morning peak period, we recommend that you travel using pay as you go with a contactless card or device or an Oyster card. For more information, please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/fares.