Student Oyster

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0022
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you support student discounts being extended to single journeys and one-day travelcards on Oyster? Many students do not need to travel to their place of education on a daily basis, and currently these students do not obtain any saving from the student discounts for weekly, monthly, and annual tickets. A discount scheme whereby students could be eligible for discounts on single journeys would represent a real benefit, and would create more of an incentive for young people to continue their education.

Answer

Answer for Student Oyster

Answer for Student Oyster

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current scheme provides students with 30% discounts on weekly and longer period season tickets to reduce the cost of regular travel to and from college.The value of the discounts students receive under this scheme is around £35m pa. I will however, look carefully at the case for a further extension of the scheme.