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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.


Applicable Days

Monday to Friday

Mondays to Fridays

Outward Travel

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at:

  • London Terminals after 04:29 and before 10:00;

  • Stratford International or Stratford (London) after 04:29 and before 09:50;

  • Tottenham Hale or Seven Sisters after 04:29 and before 09:40.

Return Travel

 Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Terminals after 04:29 and before 09:30;

  • London Liverpool Street after 16:28 and before 18:35;

  • London Kings Cross or pass through London St Pancras International after 16:28 until 19:01;

  • northbound from Stratford (London) after 04:29 and before 09:38, after 16:35 and before 18:42;

  • northbound from Tottenham Hale after 04:29 and before 09:40, after 16:40 and before 18:41.


18:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service - easement applies from Liverpool Street to Derby Road (Ipswich), Trimley and Felixstowe only, changing at Ipswich.

Seasonal Variations

Evening peak restrictions from Liverpool Street, Stratford (London) and Tottenham Hale are lifted during school holiday and half-term periods, as follows:           

2022​​​​​​​Summer: Monday 25th July to Monday 5th SeptemberHalf-term: Monday 24th to Friday 28th OctoberChristmas and New Year: Monday 19th December to Tuesday 3rd January 2023.


Half-term: Monday 13th to Friday 17th FebruaryEaster: Monday 3rd to Monday 17th April (Friday 7th and Monday 10th April are public holidays)Half-term: Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June (Monday 29th May is a public holiday)Summer: Starts Monday 24th July

All dates are inclusive and are taken from the Norfolk County Council website.