Young Person's Discount on Oyster in July/August

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3075
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I welcome the discount offered on peak time rail fares in London to those holding a Young Person's Railcard throughout July and August. However, this discount is only available when buying paper tickets, and is not offered on Oyster fares to those who have linked their railcard to their Oyster card. Why was this not offered, and are there plans to correct this anomaly in future?

Answer

Answer for Young Person's Discount on Oyster in July/August

Answer for Young Person's Discount on Oyster in July/August

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This was a National Rail initiative.  There was a minimum fare of £12 associated with the offer, and therefore was not aimed at travel within London.

The nature of any future such offers is a matter for the National Rail train companies.