TfL Student Discount

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0031
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you give people holding a student Oystercard a discount of 30% on daily single/return tickets and weekly passes? This will benefit students who occasionally use public transport, mostly for off peak journeys.

Answer

Answer for TfL Student Discount

Answer for TfL Student Discount

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.