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Update: 60+ Oyster photocard and Older Persons’ Freedom Passes
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ChrisR


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19-01-2023 01:16 PM

From TfL email sent 18th January 2022:

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From today, Wednesday 18 January 2023, the temporary suspension of free travel for 60+ Oyster photocard and Older Persons’ Freedom Pass holders between 04:30 and 09:00 on weekdays, which was put in place during the pandemic, will become permanent.

Why this decision?
Low ridership during the pandemic has had a devastating impact on TfL’s finances. TfL has had to therefore obtain extraordinary funding from the government to keep running.

The government funding came with conditions to generate more income. This is why the Mayor had previously outlined a number of fares proposals which he was having to explore in order to generate income.

What this means for you
If you hold an 60+ Oyster photocard you will need to pay for travel between 04:30 and 09:00 on weekdays.

You will still be able to travel free on TfL’s services from 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays and at weekends and bank holidays.

Disabled Persons Freedom Pass holders are not affected by this change.

Your options
If you need to travel before 09:00 you can use pay as you go with contactless or an Oyster card. Oyster cards can be topped up at station ticket machines, local newsagents, online and via the TfL app.

Yours sincerely,

Customer Information Team
Transport for London

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Update: 60+ Oyster photocard and Older Persons’ Freedom Passes - ChrisR - 19-01-2023 01:16 PM