18+ student oyster card scheme Watch

birdsonghero
Badges: 0
#1
Report Thread starter 10 years ago
#1
is RH part of this scheme, since its a part of the university of london, even though its not in london...??????????????????????? ?
0
reply
Ygraine
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#2
Report 10 years ago
#2
You can get student Oyster cards, yes, but as it's only weekly tickets and upwards that are discounted it' not really worth it
0
reply
Shortarse
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#3
Report 10 years ago
#3
Oyster cards won't work in egham, this is one of those "we're in London, but not IN London" things :rolleyes:

edit - though I think you should be able to get a student one, and just use it elsewhere.
0
reply
monica7790
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report 10 years ago
#4
yer i would imagine we can still apply for one and then benefit from it when its not term time and we're back home. x
0
reply
jennyng2000
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#5
Report 10 years ago
#5
lastyear rhul was in the scheme, so i assume they are this year too, oyster cards only work as far out as feltham, its £3 something extra to egham
though im not sure how oyster cards work/if they even do, on national rail trains- you can have travel cards put on them though
0
reply
birdsonghero
Badges: 0
#6
Report Thread starter 10 years ago
#6
yeah i do no they dont work in egham! its jsut that an student oyster card would be really useful for me since i may be coming back to london on the weekends (we'll see how long that lasts for!!!!)
0
reply
Dead1nside
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report 10 years ago
#7
Remember to get your young persons railcard discount loaded onto your oyster card for 34% of the maximum daily capped fares.
0
reply
RoyalHollowayHopefully
Badges: 0
#8
Report 10 years ago
#8
(Original post by jennyng2000)
lastyear rhul was in the scheme, so i assume they are this year too, oyster cards only work as far out as feltham, its £3 something extra to egham
though im not sure how oyster cards work/if they even do, on national rail trains- you can have travel cards put on them though
Well I guess I'll WALK it to Egham then lol
0
reply
jennyng2000
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#9
Report 10 years ago
#9
(Original post by RoyalHollowayHopefully)
Well I guess I'll WALK it to Egham then lol
lol from where i wonder.....could be faster than driving mind!
0
reply
afc1886
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#10
Report 10 years ago
#10
(Original post by Dead1nside)
Remember to get your young persons railcard discount loaded onto your oyster card for 34% of the maximum daily capped fares.
You can do this? wow where do I apply?
0
reply
bedrazor666
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#11
Report 10 years ago
#11
I have a question, i just visited the railcard website and went through the procedures of applying for the 16-25 railcard. What i would like to know is how you load that onto ur oyster card??

Oh and can someone explain to me how its going to work if i travel from London? I'll have to get off at Waterloo and then get the rail to Egham, but how much does it work out to be for a return ticket and stuff?
0
reply
chelsea_bluebird
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#12
Report 10 years ago
#12
A return ticket from Egham to Waterloo is about £7-8 with the railcard, about £12 without
0
reply
Dead1nside
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 10 years ago
#13
To load the 16-25 discount onto your oyster card you need to go to one of those booths in the underground. You'll have to fill out a form tying the oyster card to you, name and address type thing and then they'll put the discount onto the card. The discount isn't 34% off all fares, it's 34% off the daily cap. So for instance if you're making more than 2 underground stops in Zone 1 (Central London) and make another then it'll be capped around £3.40 instead of the higher rate. So you can then have unlimited travel in Zone 1 for £3.40.

I hope I helped explain that better. I looked into the student oyster railcard but it didn't seem to have a very good discount, it's only on travelcards I think.
0
reply
afc1886
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#14
Report 10 years ago
#14
So say I was going to Arsenal (North London) at the weekend from Egham, would the oyster card come in handy or would it just be quicker to buy a travelcard? The way I understand it, if I were to use the oyster card, I would have to buy a return to Waterloo from Egham for around £7 and then use the Oyster once I get to London at a maximum of £3.40. £10.40 overall, so is that cheaper than just buying a travel card from Egham? Can you even buy a travel card from Egham?
0
reply
birdsonghero
Badges: 0
#15
Report Thread starter 10 years ago
#15
(Original post by Dead1nside)
To load the 16-25 discount onto your oyster card you need to go to one of those booths in the underground. You'll have to fill out a form tying the oyster card to you, name and address type thing and then they'll put the discount onto the card. The discount isn't 34% off all fares, it's 34% off the daily cap. So for instance if you're making more than 2 underground stops in Zone 1 (Central London) and make another then it'll be capped around £3.40 instead of the higher rate. So you can then have unlimited travel in Zone 1 for £3.40.

I hope I helped explain that better. I looked into the student oyster railcard but it didn't seem to have a very good discount, it's only on travelcards I think.
i rung up tfl other day and they said that the only way to get the student oyster card was to get the form from the uni itself........and i also asked them about htis loading up 16-25 railcard on oyster card with the discount that you mentioned and they had never heard of it.....
0
reply
Dead1nside
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#16
Report 10 years ago
#16
(Original post by birdsonghero)
i rung up tfl other day and they said that the only way to get the student oyster card was to get the form from the uni itself........and i also asked them about htis loading up 16-25 railcard on oyster card with the discount that you mentioned and they had never heard of it.....
I'm afraid that only speaks for TFL's incompetence. I saw this in their own literature. Those leaflets that are available at the kiosks.

The Student Photo-Oystercard is separate from loading a 16-25 railcard discount onto the oyster card.

Edit: Just google it '16-25 railcard oyster' - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/faresa...ares/6769.aspx amongst many other results.
0
reply
Dead1nside
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#17
Report 10 years ago
#17
(Original post by afc1886)
So say I was going to Arsenal (North London) at the weekend from Egham, would the oyster card come in handy or would it just be quicker to buy a travelcard? The way I understand it, if I were to use the oyster card, I would have to buy a return to Waterloo from Egham for around £7 and then use the Oyster once I get to London at a maximum of £3.40. £10.40 overall, so is that cheaper than just buying a travel card from Egham? Can you even buy a travel card from Egham?
Yes you can buy travelcards from Egham, using the nationalrail.co.uk website you'd see that as a fare. Just looking now, with a 16-25 Railcard the price of a travelcard (underground travel, plus return journey) is £7.05 so it is cheaper to buy a travelcard.
0
reply
monica7790
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#18
Report 10 years ago
#18
don't we have to get a form for the 18+ oyster from the university cos i tried to get one today down the postoffice and they say they dont hand them out anymore. x
0
reply
Dead1nside
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#19
Report 10 years ago
#19
You just do it online from what I remember when I tried to give it a go. There's a drop-down list of all the institution that are part of the scheme 'Royal Holloway, University of London' is one of them.
0
reply
birdsonghero
Badges: 0
#20
Report Thread starter 10 years ago
#20
really? where's that? i dont rmmbr an online form or the drop down list when i looked on the site a few weeks back.?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Brexit: Given the chance now, would you vote leave or remain?

Remain (1116)
78.93%
Leave (298)
21.07%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise