Veterans Oyster Photocard (London)

Veterans Oyster Photocard (London)

If you served in the armed forces, this card allows you to travel for free within London on Transport for London services and most National Rail services.
Find out here, more about the Veterans Oyster photocard, including eligibility, benefits and how to apply.
Veterans Oyster Photocard
  • If you served in the armed forces, you could get free and discounted travel on our transport services with a Veterans Oyster photocard.
Veterans Oyster Photocard Benefits
  1. Free travel at anytime on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and Elizabeth line
  2. Free travel on most National Rail services in London
  3. Discounted fares on River Services
  4. Discounts on Santander Cycle Hire
Travel on National Rail
You can travel free on most National Rail services from 09:30 weekdays and anytime on weekends and public holidays
Veterans Oyster Photocard You can travel on these routes before 09:30 on a weekday:
Service    Between
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


Veterans Oyster Photocard Who Is It For?
You can get a Veterans Oyster photocard if you:
  1. Receive ongoing payments under the War Pensions Scheme in your name.
  2. This includes widows, widowers and dependants
  3. Receive Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme in your name.
  4. This includes widows, widowers and dependants
  5. Ongoing payments are awarded to service personnel who've sustained a certain level of physical or psychological injury in the line of duty.
  6. If you received a one-off gratuity payment instead, you can't get a Veterans Oyster photocard.
  7. You also can't get a Veterans Oyster photocard if you live in a London borough and are eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard or Freedom Pass.
Veterans Oyster Photocard How To Apply?
  • You fill out an application form to apply for a Veterans Oyster photocard.
  • Call Oyster on 0343 222 1234 (call charges may apply) to get your form.
  • See also on this page our link here as and when it becomes downloadable
Veterans Oyster Photocard Complete And Return Your Form With:
  1. 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)
  2. A passport-sized full-face photo including your head and shoulders.
  3. Don't wear anything that covers your head unless worn for religious or medical reasons
Veterans Oyster Photocard How To Use Your Card
  1. Once you get your Veterans Oyster photocard, you can use it straight away.
  2. Make sure you touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on yellow card readers.
  3. You only need to touch in on buses and trams.
Veterans Oyster Photocard Expiry
Your Veterans Oyster photocard expires on the date shown on the front of your card

Please allow sufficient time to receive your railcard before your departure.


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