Designs For Olympic And Diamond Jubilee Oyster Cards Revealed

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 77 months ago
Designs For Olympic And Diamond Jubilee Oyster Cards Revealed
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Limited edition Oyster cards marking the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee will be available this summer, the designs for which were revealed earlier today.

The Jubilee card (which, contrary to what one might expect, doesn't confer free travel on its namesake) features a portrait of Her Maj, while the second one celebrates some of the events taking place in the capital this summer, including the Olympics. It's graced by a cartoon cavalcade of grinning people and various other Londony symbols like Tower Bridge and, er, the Red Arrows.

250,000 Diamond Jubilee cards will be available in mid-May, while 1.5m will be ready for mid-June. Buy them for £10 (£5 deposit and £5 credit included) from Tube station in Zone 1.

So, on the Olympic design-o-meter, are these cards at the Velodrome or the Wenlock & Mandeville end of the scale?

Last Updated 27 March 2012