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Yet another Travelcard question

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Yet another Travelcard question

I just saw this on the National Rail web site:

Off-Peak Day Travelcards are valid for travel from 09:30 Monday to Friday, any time at weekends and on public holidays, and until 04:29 the following morning and are available only as Zones 1-6. (Zones 1-2 and Zones 1-4 were withdrawn on 18 January 2014. Customers are encouraged to switch to Oyster, which continues to have off-peak caps for Zones 1-2 and 1-4 in place and is the best value ticket). Railcard holders may purchase certain Off-Peak Day Travelcards at a discount.

Question:

If all I needed was a 1 day Travelcard for Zones 1-2 does this mean that we can no longer take advantage of the 2-4-1 offers via the National Rail?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Yet another Travelcard question

Travelcards are still available for use with the 2-4-1 offers.

Get a one day off peak Travelcard if this suits your needs.

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2. Re: Yet another Travelcard question

'If all I needed was a 1 day Travelcard for Zones 1-2 does this mean that we can no longer take advantage of the 2-4-1 offers via the National Rail?' No.

NR station ticket offices will still sell one day Travelcards on their ticket stock, with those one day cards good for use with the two for one offers. The biggest change that took place on 19 January was that one day off peak cards which could be bought for different permutations of zones (1 - 3, 2 - 5 etc) have been enhanced away.

Leaving zones 7 to 9 out of the equation, one day off peak Travelcards are now sold for use in zones 1 - 6. Period. With the £8.90 cost of the card higher than the off peak PAYG on Oyster cap of £7, that may be why you have found the 'encouragement' to switch to Oyster, as those who use PAYG will pay a lower fare than those using paper tickets.

However, if you want to use the two for one offers you must have that paper (NR-issued) Travelcard, so it will cost £8.90 for an adult or £3.60 for those aged 11 - 15.

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3. Re: Yet another Travelcard question

Thank you so much Laura & Traveller Plus for your quick responses! I really appreciate and enjoy the many helpful responses that you give in this forum!

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