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Students have started a petition to get free travel in London

Posted at 10:00 am, May 13, 2015 in News, Transport
Oyster Card London [Photo: Amanda Slater]

[Photo: Amanda Slater]

There’s nothing worse than handing over your hard-earned cash to top up your Oyster card, but unless you cycle to work or own a jet-pack then it’s pretty much a necessary evil of getting around in London. Students are taking a stand against pricey transport in London with a petition to get free travel for all university students in full-time education. Since it surfaced online last week, more than 26,000 students have signed the petition, which needs 35,000 signatures to get Boris Johnson’s attention. The petition on Change.org, started by Tanyel Aslier, says that despite reduced fares through the 18+ Oyster card and 16-25 Railcard, students are struggling to pay for travel to university. It also says that students will often give university a miss for the day if they only have one lecture, because they don’t want to shell out on travel. We’re guessing that one too many beverages the night before might also account for the occasional missed lecture, but still, there’s no denying that travel in London don’t come cheap.

Find out more about the petition and sign it at change.org.

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