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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.

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Restrictions

Applicable Days

Monday to Friday

Mondays to Fridays

Outward Travel

Outward Travel;

Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 10:10 and after 15:04 and before 19:01.

  • Reading after 04:29 and before 10:30 and after 15:29 and before 19:01.

  • Slough after 02:29 and before 09:40 and after 14:50 and before 18:25.

  • London Waterloo after 04:29 and before 08:15 and after 15:59 and before 19:01;

  • Birmingham New Street after 04:29 and before 10:30.

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at:

  • Exeter St Davids after 04:59 and before 11:30

  • Salisbury before 09:30 and after 17:40 and before 19:01.

Return Travel

Not valid for travel on trains timed to depart after 04:29 and before the times shown from the following stations:

  • 09:00 from Ashchurch for Tewkesbury

  • 09:40  from Avoncliff (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 10:00 from Bath Spa;

  • 09:35 from Bradford on Avon (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 09:21 from Bridgwater;

  • 10:15 (also valid between 02:00 and 05:30) from Bristol Parkway;

  • 09:45 (also valid between 02:00 and 05:10) from Bristol Temple Meads;

  • 09:45 from Castle Cary (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 09:50 from Cheltenham Spa (if travel is via Bristol Parkway, the restriction time shown for Bristol Parkway also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 10:10 from Chippenham;

  • 09:00 from Dawlish;

  • 10:30 from Didcot;

  • 09:20 from Exeter St Davids;

  • 09:30 from Exeter St Thomas;

  • 09:40 from Freshford (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 09:55 from Frome;

  • 09:29 from Gloucester (if travel is via Bristol Parkway, the restriction time shown for Bristol Parkway also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 08:45 from Highbridge;

  • 09;00 from Ivybridge;

  • 10:16 from Kemble;

  • 09:30 from Nailsea & Backwell;

  • 10:30 from Newbury;

  • 09:30 from Patchway;

  • 09:30 from Pewsey;

  • 09:30 from Stonehouse;

  • 09:30 from Stroud;

  • 10:30 (also valid between 02:00 and 05:45) from Swindon;

  • 09:50 from Taunton; (also valid at 09:27)

  • 08:50 from Teignmouth;

  • 09:36 from Tiverton Parkway;

  • 09:30 from Trowbridge;

  • 09:31 from Westbury (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 09:20 from Weston Milton;

  • 09:20 from Weston-Super-Mare;

  • 09:20 from Worle;

  • 09:30 from Yatton.

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at Birmingham New Street before 10:15.

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at London Waterloo before 11:48.

Notes

Super Off-Peak tickets from stations not listed are valid for connections into trains departing as shown above.

Validity code 2V applies to all journeys via Birmingham Stations.

Validity code 2W applies to all journeys via Newbury or Didcot Parkway, not passing through Reading.

Validity Code Q8 applies to all journeys via Fareham / Southampton / Salisbury.

Validity Codes 2C / 9I (restrictions listed as From/via Euston) apply from Swindon, Pewsey, Westbury and Castle Cary for travel via London Euston to destinations beyond Milton Keynes.

Validity Codes CI / CJ apply to all journeys via London St Pancras International.

Easement

Newbury to Westbury Closure Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 September 2024

The following timing easements will apply during this line closure, for customers travelling to/from stations (and branch lines) from Pewsey to Penzance inclusive, for journeys to / from / via Didcot, Reading, London and Southeast:

Travel from London

The 18:36 service from London Paddington to Plymouth temporarily becomes Super Off-Peak

The 18:57 service from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids temporarily becomes Super Off-Peak

Travel towards London

The 06:05 service from Penzance to London Paddington temporarily becomes Super Off-Peak

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If travelling on the Great Western Railway 'Night Riviera' sleeper service in the westbound direction, customers may continue their journey after alighting from the sleeper in the morning without further restriction.

Seasonal Variations

GWR Christmas and New Year Travel Restrictions 2023/24 Up to and including Thu 22 December : Normal ticket restrictions apply. Fri 22 December: Off-Peak tickets valid all day. Super Off-Peak tickets subject to normal restriction times.

Sat 23 December to Mon 01 January * No ticket restrictions apply. Tue 02 January 2024 onwards Normal ticket restrictions apply. Journey planners have been updated with the above information. *Please note this only applies to journeys priced by GWR. Flows within Wales, between Cheltenham and Gloucester and long-distance routes to areas not served by GWR are priced by other Train companies, who may have different Christmas travel restrictions in place.

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