Lost Oyster - can I add railcard onto bank account instead?

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ValleyLines142

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Morning,

I'm going to London this afternoon but I've just realised I haven't got my Oyster card on me. I'm looking on the TfL website now, and I have £14 on there. If I select my debit card on there, can I transfer the remaining balance over to it and attach my 26-30 railcard on it when I arrive into London?

Just wondering what the best option is?

Thanks in advance!
 
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swt_passenger

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You cannot attach any railcards to contactless, and contactless doesn’t use a balance, you’d need to refund that if you decided to go to contactless permanently.

I think in your circumstances it’s probably best to just use your debit card for the day and go back to Oyster when you can.
 

ValleyLines142

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You cannot attach any railcards to contactless, and contactless doesn’t use a balance, you’d need to refund that if you decided to go to contactless permanently.

I think in your circumstances it’s probably best to just use your debit card for the day and go back to Oyster when you can.
Fair enough, thank you!
 

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There is also the option of purchasing a day off peak TravelCard, using your railcard for a discount (depending on your origin zone; only available as z1-6 or z1-9). z1-6 off peak would be £9.10 after discount.
 

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I recognise the challenges, but are there any thoughts by TfL about how they will resolve this issue in the longer term, given the wider moves towards contactless rather than Oyster?
 
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