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Veterans Oyster photocard
- Free travel at anytime on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and Elizabeth line
- Free travel on most National Rail services in London
- Discounted fares on the Emirates Air Line
- Discounted fares on River Services
Travel on National Rail
You can travel free on most National Rail services from 09:30 weekdays and anytime on weekends and public holidays:
|Chiltern Railway||Amersham and Marylebone|
|Chiltern Railway||West Ruislip and South Ruislip|
|Great Northern||Finsbury Park and King's Cross and Moorgate|
|Thameslink||West Hampstead Thameslink, Elephant & Castle and London Bridge|
|London Northwestern Railway||Harrow & Wealdstone and Euston|
|Greater Anglia||Stratford and Liverpool Street|
|c2c||Upminster and Fenchurch Street|
Who is it for?
You can get a Veterans Oyster photocard if you:
- Receive ongoing payments under the War Pensions Scheme in your name. This includes widows, widowers and dependants
- Receive Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme in your name. This includes widows, widowers and dependants
Ongoing payments are awarded to service personnel who've sustained a certain level of physical or psychological injury in the line of duty. If you received a one-off gratuity payment instead, you can't get a Veterans Oyster photocard.
How to apply?
Complete and return your form with:
- A photocopy of your Awards Notification or annual uprating letter from Veterans UK or the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (dated in the last two years)
- A passport-sized full-face photo including your head and shoulders. Don't wear anything that covers your head unless worn for religious or medical reasons
How to use
Once you get your Veterans Oyster photocard, you can use it straight away.
Make sure you touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on yellow card readers. You only need to touch in on buses and trams. Find out more about touching in and out.
Your Veterans Oyster photocard expires on the date shown on the front of your card.