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Restriction Code

Some tickets may require you to travel at specific times of the day, days of the week or on a specific route. Our Journey Planner takes ticket restrictions into account with the selection that you have made and will only have shown tickets that are valid for the selected trains.

Restrictions

Applicable Days

Monday to Friday

Mondays to Fridays.

Outward Travel

Not valid for arrivals into:

  • London Terminals (except as shown below) after 04:29 and before 10:08;

  • London Liverpool Street after 04:29 and before 10:00;

  • London St Pancras International after 04:29 and before 10:05;

  • London Euston after 04:29 and before 10:05, except on Caledonian Sleeper services (with supplement);

  • Stevenage after 03:59 and before 09:57;

  • Luton or Luton Airport Parkway after 04:29 and before 10:04;

  • Bedford after 04:29 and before 09:30;

  • Watford Junction after 04:29 and before 10:20, except on Caledonian Sleeper services (with supplement);

  • Milton Keynes Central after 04:29 and before 10:20, except on Caledonian Sleeper services (with supplement).

Return Travel

Not valid for departures from:

  • London Terminals (except as shown below) Mondays to Thursdays after 06:44 and before 07:59 or after 15:57 and before 17:46 - or Fridays after 06:44 and before 07:59;

  • London Liverpool Street after 04:29 and before 09:30 or after 16:29 and before 18:59;

  • London St Pancras International after 04:29 and before 09:00 or after 16:26 and before 18:59;

  • London Euston after 04:29 and before 09:05 or after 15:00 and before 18:45;

  • Stevenage Mondays to Thursdays after 07:14 and before 08:15 or after 16:17 and before 17:58 - or Fridays after 07:14 and before 08:15

  • Luton or Luton Airport Parkway after 04:29 and before 09:01 or after 16:26 and before 18:59;

  • Bedford after 04:29 and before 09:02;

  • Watford Junction after 04:29 and before 09:00 or after 14:38 and before 18:38;

  • Milton Keynes Central after 04:29 and before 09:00.

Notes

Break of journey is permitted. For long-haul train journeys, if a customer begins their journey at such a time that the timetable does not facilitate completion of the journey into their destination, customers may break their journey overnight. The same time restrictions apply for any continuation of travel on day 2 in this scenario.

Customers must not travel on CrossCountry services before 09:30.

Valid on all Caledonian Sleeper services (with supplement).

Seasonal Variations

Restrictions will be lifted for trains departing from and arriving at London Kings Cross and Stevenage on a Friday until further notice. 

Restrictions will be eased on Monday 28 August 2023 in both directions.

Northbound restrictions will be eased on 21st December 2023 for trains departing London Kings Cross and Stevenage. 

Restrictions will be eased between 22nd December 2023 and 1st January 2024 in both directions.

Evening restrictions will be lifted for trains departing London Kings Cross and Stevenage on Thursday 28th March 2024 due to the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Restrictions will be eased between Friday 29th March 2024 and Monday 1st April 2024 in both directions.

Restrictions will be eased on Monday 6 and 27 May 2024 in both directions.

Friday evening restrictions also apply on Thursdays before any Friday that is a Bank Holiday from Kings Cross and Stevenage.