TfL student oyster card (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0399
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you consider offering a discount to students that use the pay as you go oyster card? This would be beneficial for part-time students or students who travel off peak.

Answer

Answer for TfL student oyster card (2)

Answer for TfL student oyster card (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise the huge contribution of student life to London and want it to be an attractive city where young people come to study.

The generous 30 per cent discount reduces the cost of the tickets bought by students by up to £700 a year.  This is a substantial saving for students who study in London, at a significant cost to TfL. The total value of the savings made by students is estimated by TfL at around £40m pa.

In addition, I have asked TfL to introduce ticketing arrangements to help part-time workers in 2015.