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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 on trains timed to arrive:

  • London Euston before 11:30;(Restrictions do not apply on Fridays)

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 10:44;

  • London Marylebone after 04:29 and before 11:30;

  • Milton Keynes Central after 04:29 and before 10:48;(Restrictions do not apply on Fridays)

  • Watford Junction after 04:29 and before 10:45(Restrictions do not apply on Fridays)

Return Travel

Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Euston after 04:29 and before 09:26 and after 15:00 and before 18:45 (Restrictions do not apply on Fridays)

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 08:10 and after 16:40 and before 18:31;

  • London Marylebone after 05:59 until 09:00 or after 16:00 and before 19:00;

  • Milton Keynes Central after 04:29 and before 09:51;(Restrictions do not apply on Fridays)

  • Watford Junction after 04:29 and before 09:38 and after 15:00 and before 18:38.(Restrictions do not apply on Fridays)

Notes

For journeys from/via Birmingham on CrossCountry, use restriction code 2V.For journeys via Nottingham, use restriction code CG.

Easement

Seasonal Variations

  • Peak Restrictions will be lifted from Thursday 28th Mar to Monday 1st April