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I do not understand the 16-25 rail card and 18+ oyster Watch

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    So I recently bought the railcard, 3+ years. It says I'd save 1/3 which is equal to 33% off.

    So I travel from Kings cross to Hatfield at a fare of 14.10 during peak times and 12.10 during Non peak times.

    I recently bought a railcard and showed the guy my railcard. He gave me a discount of £12. Ok I am not complaining, slightly cheaper but it did say it will save me 1/3 off ticket prices.

    £14.10 * 0.33 = £4.65 14.10-4.65 = £9.45

    So shouldn't it be a discount of 9.45 instead of 12. I am completely missing the plot here, maybe I am wrong; if I am wrong can someone care to explain. Ill probably ask someone at the ticket office to explain tommorow.

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    The oyster.

    I have an 18+ oyster and travel from bromley to kings cross. I thought I get discounts on pay as you go but apparently its just for travel card. is that true?

    However when I go online to buy 7 day travel card it gives the full price of 26.60 (Zone 1-3) when it should be 30 percnet of that and is £18.69.

    I do not get this at all. Is this some sort of money making machine.
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    Get 1/3 off Standard Anytime,
    Off-Peak, Standard Advanced and
    First Class Advanced fares

    So this doesn't apply to peak times.

    If you have an 18+ Student Oyster photocard, you can get 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.If you live near your school, college or university, or only make a few journeys, you may not need a Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass season ticket. You may be better off using pay as you go at the adult rate.If you have a 16-25 Railcard, you can add the discount to your 18+ Student Oyster photocard to get a 34% discount on off-peak pay as you go fares and off-peak daily caps on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.

    Were you travelling before 9/10am? If so £12 is correct.*

    Early in the morning, you can only use your 16-25 railcard if your fare is over £12 - in which case it brings your fare down to £12.*
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