Oyster TFL Price going up from tomorrow. e.g. Zone 1-2-3 Travel card cost will go up to £1424 from £1368 Yearly or  £136.8 from £131.40
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Oyster TFL Price going up from tomorrow. e.g. Zone 1-2-3 Travel card cost will go up to £1424 from £1368 Yearly or £136.8 from £131.40

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Found 31st Dec 2013
Normally I was taking monthly 1-2-3 pass for £131.40. Did some calculation when I heard price was going up in 2013. Annual pass could have saved me £208.8 in 2012, while it will now save me £273.6 as I just took out yearly oyster pass for 2012 price as it start from today. So instead of me paying £136.8 every month in 2013, I now had paid £1368 for the whole of 2013.

I can see people arguing that its not much of the saving and also you are off 4 weeks from work and do not take out pass in those week, but then you still take out weekly or daily to adjust those days around your holiday. So I personally think £273.6 is quite a lot of saving if you can manage to get the annual pass today starting from today. Also it avoids the hassle of getting oyster top up on monthly basis I suppose.
£273.6 will give you easily any decent holiday in Europe:)

Happy Travelling fellow Londoners. Least to mentioned that its very costly travelling around London so every little penny saving help:)

Fares change from 2 January 2013
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Not a deal as such, but good information for those who need it. Heat
Good deal if you are buying it anyway and have the cash spare, would still save money if you bought it on a credit card and paid it over the year depending on your interest rate of course.
buy any Annual ticket before 2nd Jan i.e today as not sure if ticket offices are open, save your self £100 on 1-4 zones at least
Same thing every year......
Glad I bought a bike instead ;-)
higher than inflation, what a surprise. i now await the liar train companies to increase the train fare yet again "in line with inflation"

thats funny, 5 years ago an open return ticket reading to birmingham new street cost £62, now its near £90. Though we all know the tricks to get these fares cheaper thats way way above an inflation increase.
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/5/4/1336163259429/Boris-Johnson-008.jpg
Ten years ago, it cost me £989 for Zones 1-3 travel card.... glad I don't live in London. Couldn't afford it!
Inflation plus 1% is what they are allowed but that's over their whole system so some can be more if they are reducing it elsewhere.
Alternatively don't live so far away from where you work.
Thanks OP for posting, i wasnt aware of the increases so this is helpful. I'm with buddhabelly though.

Bikes all the way!
Surely everyone knows an annual season ticket is the 'best value'? oO
Do a CBT
Also you get Annual gold card free with every annual oyster top up free. Benefits for the Gold card can be found here
nationalrail.co.uk/tim…tml
A13

Surely everyone knows an annual season ticket is the 'best value'? oO



not true, at all. for me oyster PAYG works out cheaper by quite a margin. if you deduct public holidays, vacation days, days you work at home etc I'm much better off paying per trip rather that committing to an annual card.
Does anyone know what happens in the case that you move to a different zone during your annual travelcard period?

For instance, if I were to buy a Zone 1-2 today, but then moved to zone 3 in a few months time. Could I upgrade my travelcard?
Frukoz

Does anyone know what happens in the case that you move to a different … Does anyone know what happens in the case that you move to a different zone during your annual travelcard period?For instance, if I were to buy a Zone 1-2 today, but then moved to zone 3 in a few months time. Could I upgrade my travelcard?



Once I accidental topped up Zone 2-5 instead of 1-5, they said there was nothing they could do to change it. That was a monthly though - I suppose the same would apply for an annual.
texan

Once I accidental topped up Zone 2-5 instead of 1-5, they said there was … Once I accidental topped up Zone 2-5 instead of 1-5, they said there was nothing they could do to change it. That was a monthly though - I suppose the same would apply for an annual.



You can get it change although you do get charged
There are a couple of not so well known benefits for London Travelcards

1. An annual travelcard acts as a Gold Card giving you 1/3rd off all off-peak travel in the network South East Area. If you're travelling off-peak outside the validity of your season ticket you can buy an extension ticket with 1/3rd discount.

2. If your Annual travelcard is on an OysterCard you can ask for the Gold Card "flag" to be activated on your Oyster so any Pay as you go travel outside your season ticket zones gets 1/3rd automatic discount - ticket offices don't do this automatically, you have to ask.

3. If you have an Annual travelcard you can apply for a Gold Card Partner Card for £1 - you can give this to anyone of your choosing and it entitles them to the same benefits as a Network South East railcard for one year. And if this person has an Oyster by presenting their Gold Card Partner Card to the ticket office they can activate the Gold card flag on their Oyster card to give them 1/rd off off-peak Pay as you Go travel in the Network South-East area.

For more info about Gold Cards:
nationalrail.co.uk/tim…tml

4. If you buy a monthly London travel card worth more than £150 a month or £1500 a year from Chiltern Railways you get free weekend travel on their entire network (including up to Birmingham). So this applies to anyone who has a Zone 1-4 or greater travelcard.

More info about benefits if you buy from Chiltern Railways
chilternrailways.co.uk/tic…ers

Happy travelling.
Rip off Britain.
pwilson118

You can get it change although you do get charged



What no way!? They said they couldn't do anything! Unhelpful TFL employees (_;)
chamelion

not true, at all. for me oyster PAYG works out cheaper by quite a margin. … not true, at all. for me oyster PAYG works out cheaper by quite a margin. if you deduct public holidays, vacation days, days you work at home etc I'm much better off paying per trip rather that committing to an annual card.



I think you man 'holiday days' :P
Utter rip off of British public. I used to be ultra diligent in getting my fare back for a late running tube. Until a tfl worker scrawled all over my voucher basically accusing me of being a scammer! Utter contempt for paying public. Would cycle in but too dangerous. Stuck between rock and hard place!
they are theifs i hate tfl more than kim kardishan
if your on benefits you can get 50% off London fares

tfl.gov.uk/tic…spx
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