Priveledge ticket

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  1. GAZZA666

    GAZZA666 Member

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    Just tried to buy a PT ticket on the London Underground but according to the booking office you cannot do that anymore,is that right or wrong,then she said as from January you have to apply for a PT oyster card,then she gave me some forms to fill in,any ideas,thanks
     
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    From the Rail Staff Travel website:

     
  3. bb21

    bb21 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Are you protected or TOCNE?
     
  4. phil1960

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    Yes, Oyster only I suspect to do with the fact that LUL are phasing out ticket offices. Suspect all will be gone within 12 months. You can still buy priv rate ticket for TfL only journeys from National Rail ticket offices in London at the (more expensive) non-Oyster rate.

    Phil
     
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    reb0118 Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Is a priveledge ticket on the tube the same as a privilege ticket on the railway? (If it's just a typo or spelling mistake then maybe the mods can change the title?.......)

    My understanding is that LU are looking to get (almost) everyone using oyster (and progressively contactless) and this will include privs too. I concur that, IMO, most if not all paper tickets will disappear from LU, obviously through tickets that cross London will remain for the foreseeable future, but even then, as smartcard/contactless systems expand (and no doubt merge or become interoperable), we will see a significant drop in those too.
     
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    plastictaffy Established Member

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    If you don't want to bother with the Oyster card, you do know that for getting across London, it's often just as economical to buy a Priv from the last overground station on your way in, to the first overground station on the way out??
     
  7. Mojo

    Mojo Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    It's only an option however if you are travelling from an NR>LU Interchange station (full list in the fares guide as it can include some LU stations without attached NR station) and travelling to a destination in zone 1, or on a reasonable route dependent on the origin & destination of your ticket. You'll also need to buy this at a non-LU booking office.
     
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    Why would you not want a Priv Oyster?? It's a no brainer really.
     
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    The original poster of any thread can edit the title by pressing the edit button, then choosing 'Go Advanced' ;)
     
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