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    Railcard discount for oyster prepay
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    • 3rd Jan 08, 12:36 AM
    Railcard discount for oyster prepay 3rd Jan 08 at 12:36 AM
    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:

    Official 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

    Thanks to intheory for spotting and posting this deal. Nice work!

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    Last edited by MSE Martin; 15-01-2008 at 7:22 PM.
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