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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    how long is your commute? mine will be an hour each way.
    30mins or so longer than yours each way. Where about in NW London you travelling from?
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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    Also, I don't see the point of getting the 16-25 card if you've an oyster because you'll only get the student discount on a week/month/year travel card, not on payg.

    The only worth in a 16-25 card is if you travel outside london a few times a year by train, and if you are doing something like this: get month travel card, then use payg during holidays, then getting another month card when uni restarts, etc.
    That's incorrect. I can get an off-peak daily travelcard whenever I want with 33% off. It's valuable if you don't buy a season ticket.

    Another key point is that PAYG on oyster between 4-7pm on weekdays costs more (a peak price) than a printed ticket with railcard discount!

    (Original post by Indieboohoo)
    Since your talking about railcards, when i turn 24 can I get a 3 year card or will they check that you're over 25?
    You can literally buy a 3-year railcard on the day before you're due to turn 26 and enjoy the railcard benefits until you are almost 29!
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    (Original post by S23a)
    That's incorrect. I can get an off-peak daily travelcard whenever I want with 33% off. It's valuable if you don't buy a season ticket.

    Another key point is that PAYG on oyster between 4-7pm on weekdays costs more (a peak price) than a printed ticket with railcard discount!


    You can literally buy a 3-year railcard on the day before you're due to turn 26 and enjoy the railcard benefits until you are almost 29!
    :woo: Good I can save money, thanks for replying I forgot about this thread.
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    (Original post by S23a)
    That's incorrect. I can get an off-peak daily travelcard whenever I want with 33% off. It's valuable if you don't buy a season ticket.

    Another key point is that PAYG on oyster between 4-7pm on weekdays costs more (a peak price) than a printed ticket with railcard discount!
    Really? It's £4.30 for a single ticket, presuming you have to pay 66% of that, that would make it £2.84. Peak oyster is £2.70. :/
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    Which stations can combine the oyster and rail card? i went to Richmond but they said they couldnt do it
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    Hi


    i have finally got my student rail card all signed off and I'll save a lot of money.


    From Slough to Holborn return. Via Ealing. Peak. Is £12.


    Via Paddington is £13.60


    all day travel card £16.40




    from what I was paying peak at 21£ something.


    Now I heard that some people link their Oyster cards with their young person railcard.


    Although I live in slough and there is no oyster till West Drayton. I have family where I can get an Oyster card registered to in Hayes .


    Can i still link them and still be paying the 12£ return from Slough. It really saves the hassle of losing cards and opening my wallet.


    If so what's better.

    Student oyster or regular oyster. I'm a mature student.


    Thanks for your time
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    Hi guys,

    Apologies I am a student new to London. If I am

    1) Studying in London for 3 years
    2) Want to enjoy 1/3 off my single journey tube (and bus?) rides
    3) Want to enjoy discounts on my journeys from London to the airports or other places in UK

    Would getting a standard oyster card and attaching a 16-25 railcard to it be sufficient? Or would I have to purchase a student oyster card too? (I do NOT intend to purchase weekly, monthly and annual passes on the London underground)

    Thanks all!

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