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time is soon for june trip. a question regarding purchase of advance tickets. Can i purchase these tickets now and upon arrival in UK purchase a two Together railcard at a train station. how do i then go about getting the discount refund on the advance tickets I purchased? i have looked at rail sites but did not see this question answered. Also can i load the railcard onto an oyster card upon arrival in London? Please explain how. Last at least for now ,I thought I had seen a comment on here that one can share afternoon tea. is this acceptable and can it be done, thinking of going to Fortnum and Mason while in London. thanks so much

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Go straight to the info sources: All about the regional mass transit, including a valuable trip planner, with prices. Oyster explained. All about railroads almost anywhere, including purchase strategies.

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You can buy Advance tickets online indicating you have a railcard. Then, at the station, buy the railcard before your first journey.

You can't add a railcard to an Oyster card.

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a Railcard (except Disabled Railcard) is not valid on purchases made with an Oyster, nor on buses, trams, or tubes (unless part of a through ticket requiring cross-London connection of train termini) - for example - a through ticket from York to Exeter which involves a connection from Kings Cross station to Paddington station - the ticket would have a dagger symbol or "+" symbol. This is a special case....

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Just to make clear you can get a discount on Oyster with a Senior RailCard ( and some others) but not a Two Together one