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    • darkidoe
    • By darkidoe 16th Oct 16, 10:03 AM
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    Railcard discount on multiple Oyster card?
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:03 AM
    Railcard discount on multiple Oyster card? 16th Oct 16 at 10:03 AM
    Does anyone know if the railcard discount can be applied to multiple Oyster cards??

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    • martindow
    • By martindow 16th Oct 16, 12:14 PM
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    They certainly check the cards are registered to the same address, but if the system makes further checks I've no idea. You could try going to a tube station with the Railcard and a second Oyster and ask the staff to link them to see what happens.
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    • By martindow 17th Oct 16, 10:11 AM
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    Having replied, I'm wondering what is behind your question. Why would you need more than one Oyster card?

    I hope this is not to link an Oyster card so it can be used by someone not entitled to the railcard discount. I assume that ticket inspectors could see that a railcard is linked and ask to see it.
    • ctbfc
    • By ctbfc 17th Oct 16, 4:04 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:04 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:04 PM
    Does anyone know if the railcard discount can be applied to multiple Oyster cards??
    Originally posted by darkidoe
    I am 99% sure it can. TFL staff do not input a railcard number when they link the discount. However if you were to do this so somebody else could benefit from your railcard discount then it would be fraud

    Having replied, I'm wondering what is behind your question. Why would you need more than one Oyster card?

    I hope this is not to link an Oyster card so it can be used by someone not entitled to the railcard discount. I assume that ticket inspectors could see that a railcard is linked and ask to see it.
    Originally posted by martindow
    Possibly. I have never, ever been asked to show my railcard when travelling with my Oyster card though.
    • darkidoe
    • By darkidoe 19th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    Lost my Oyster card once and had another spare one lying around the house. No harm trying to get a second card registered.

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    • By glider3560 21st Oct 16, 4:38 PM
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    Possibly. I have never, ever been asked to show my railcard when travelling with my Oyster card though.
    Originally posted by ctbfc
    I have been when travelling on the DLR and National Rail.

    • t0rt0ise
    • By t0rt0ise 30th Oct 16, 6:07 PM
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    • 30th Oct 16, 6:07 PM
    When linking a discount on an oyster, the number of the photocard should be input and linking to a second card should be refused.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 31st Oct 16, 10:23 AM
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    • 31st Oct 16, 10:23 AM
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    • 31st Oct 16, 10:23 AM
    When linking a discount on an oyster, the number of the photocard should be input and linking to a second card should be refused.
    Originally posted by t0rt0ise
    I'm not sure of this. When I renew my senior railcard I need to go to a tube station to ask the staff to relink it to an Oystercard. Could it not be that the new railcard details replace and delete the previous year's?
    • t0rt0ise
    • By t0rt0ise 4th Nov 16, 5:20 PM
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    • 4th Nov 16, 5:20 PM
    I'm not sure of this. When I renew my senior railcard I need to go to a tube station to ask the staff to relink it to an Oystercard. Could it not be that the new railcard details replace and delete the previous year's?
    Originally posted by martindow
    Yes of course. But you couldn't then take a friend's oyster card in and get your railcard tied to that one too.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 5th Nov 16, 3:07 PM
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    Yes of course. But you couldn't then take a friend's oyster card in and get your railcard tied to that one too.
    Originally posted by t0rt0ise
    Absolutely you shouldn't, but does the system at a tube station detect this and stop it happening do you think?
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