Transport for London (TfL) has issued a reminder to Londoners aged 16 and 17 and who are in full-time education that they can apply for free travel on buses and trams from 1 September.
Teenagers who live in London must apply for a 16-17 year old Oyster photocard to claim free travel and have their application form authorised by their school or college.
According to TfL the concession scheme aims to “help young people to continue studying, improve employment prospects and promote the use of public transport”.
By presenting their Oyster photocard participants in the scheme will also be able to travel at half the adult fare on the Tube and Docklands Light Railway.
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, said the scheme would “help young people reach their full potential through continued studies and is a cost-saving measure for thousands of London families.”
The Mayor said up to “130,000 16 and 17-year-olds in London can benefit from this policy.”
Application forms for the new 16-17 Oyster photocard will be available from Post Offices and schools and colleges have also been invited to distribute forms.