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Most people don't know this but if you have a Railcard your Oyster card will be capped at 34% less than normal. Just take your Railcard to a LU ticket office to get the discount applied to your oyster card permanently.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/faresandtickets/singlefares/6769.aspx

If you hold a National Rail Railcard, you can get an Oyster card and have the Railcard discount entitlement loaded on to it. You can then use Oyster to pay as you go at adult-rate, but your off-peak Oyster daily price cap will be 34% lower than the equivalent adult-rate cap.

Holders of the following National Rail Railcards can benefit from the discounted daily price capping:

* Disabled Persons
* HM Forces,
* Senior
* Young Persons.

You will need to get an Oyster card and have your Railcard discount concession loaded on it. This can be done at

* Tube station ticket offices
* London Overground station ticket offices
* Some National Rail station ticket offices
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Slash#1
Would love more info on this please. Is there somewhere we could read more about this online?
tom_beavon#2
Slash
Would love more info on this please. Is there somewhere we could read more about this online?

The web address is: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/faresandtickets/singlefares/6769.aspx

I forgot to say this is only available Off Peak which is after 9:30 AM Mon - Fri.
goonertillidie[mod]#3
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=660627

Railcard discount for oyster prepay
Transport for London have introduced a discount daily price cap for holders of National Rail Railcards who use Oyster pay-as-you-go. The eligible Railcards are: Disabled Persons, HM Forces, Senior and Young Persons.

You save 1/3 on the standard adult daily price cap. For example, it will cost £3.10 for a day's unlimited travel in zones 1 and 2, instead of the standard £4.80. The discount only applies to off-peak travel (which I think is any time after 9.30am).

To activate the discount you need to get it loaded onto your Oyster card by taking it, with your Railcard, to any tube ticket office.

It's a new scheme so when I asked the staff didn't know about it, but you can point to the details on page 14 of the new Guide to Fares leaflet available at the station or from here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa...s-08-01-02.pdf

Official MoneySavingExpert.com insert:

Just wanted to add a couple of extra details. If your local national rail station is listed here, you can also register your railcard concession there. Below are the peak and off-peak price cap limits with the railcard. Note again that the discount only applies to off-peak travel.

Travel in --- Peak --- Off-Peak

Zones 1-2 - £6.30 - £3.10
Zones 1-3 - £7.50 - £3.50
Zones 1-4 - £8.90 - £3.50
Zones 1-5 - £11.30 - £4.20
Zones 1-6 - £13.30 - £4.20
Zones 1-9 - £14.50 - £5



Discounted daily price capping - Railcards

If you hold a National Rail Railcard, you can get an Oyster card and have the Railcard discount entitlement loaded on to it. You can then use Oyster to pay as you go at adult-rate, but your off-peak Oyster daily price cap will be 34% lower than the equivalent adult-rate cap.

Holders of the following National Rail Railcards can benefit from the discounted daily price capping:

* Disabled Persons
* HM Forces,
* Senior
* Young Persons.

You will need to get an Oyster card and have your Railcard discount concession loaded on it. This can be done at

* Tube station ticket offices
* London Overground station ticket offices
* Some National Rail station ticket offices
tom_beavon#4
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/faresandtickets/singlefares/6769.aspx

I forgot to say this is only available off peak - which is after 9.30AM Mon-Fri.
goonertillidie[mod] 1 Like #5
hope that helps :)
Slash#6
thanks for providing the info! Reading more about it atm
markvirgo#7
will you get discounts on a monthly buss pass on oyster with this?.
rodman#8
goonertillidie;2560882

It's a new scheme so when I asked the staff didn't know about it, but you can point to the details on page 14 of the new Guide to Fares leaflet available at the station or from here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa...s-08-01-02.pdf

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/guide-to-fares-and-tickets-08-01-02.pdf

I do have student oyster which is 30% off on weekly or monthly travelcard. can i get it loaded onto my oyster as well??? thanks
goonertillidie[mod] 1 Like #9
rodman
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/guide-to-fares-and-tickets-08-01-02.pdf

I do have student oyster which is 30% off on weekly or monthly travelcard. can i get it loaded onto my oyster as well??? thanks


not sure but u can always ask :)
toonarmy88 1 Like #10
yh been using this last year.

STUDENTS
if you are a student and going to go uni this year go and open a natwest student account. you get the 5 year free rail card which is the best freebie you can get compared to other banks, and then you can use it to cap it to your student oyster to get 34% off pre pay aswell as 30% off weekly and monthly
burnout#11
Brilliant, didn't know about this!
Adamo#12
Fantastic, going to London next month for definite so I can get it loaded then. :)
Brodel#13
I didn't know about this either, looks great, thanks!
Stompa#15
Annoyingly, it does apply to Network Railcards.
Dave.H#16
I'm confuesd by this thread and the old thread posted above.

If I get a railcard, I save each time I use my oyster card, is that correct?

Everyday I travel from zone 6 to either Zone 1 or 2.

Will I notice a saving if I take this offer up?
rodman#17
Dave.H;2561493

If I get a railcard, I save each time I use my oyster card, is that correct?

u will save if u buy daily ticket after 9.30am, If u buy weekly or monthly travelcard u need studnet oyster which is different from railcard, hope this helped!
Dave.H#18
Oh well, thanks for your help.

I don't use daily tickets, I just use my Oyster using the pay-as-you-go way.
monkeybrains#19
does anyone know if you can have only one discount applied to one oyster card only?

or

can you get the discount applied to two or more oyster cards which are in your name?

thanks
ukmax2k#20
Can u get discounts with a family Railcard? Thx

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