is RH part of this scheme, since its a part of the university of london, even though its not in london...??????????????????????? ?
You can get student Oyster cards, yes, but as it's only weekly tickets and upwards that are discounted it' not really worth it
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
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
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!!!!)
Remember to get your young persons railcard discount loaded onto your oyster card for 34% of the maximum daily capped fares.
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?
A return ticket from Egham to Waterloo is about £7-8 with the railcard, about £12 without
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.
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?
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
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.
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.?