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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 travel on trains timed to depart after 04:29 and before the times shown from the following stations:

  • 09:10 from Bridgend;

  • 09:40 from Cardiff Central;

  • 08:50 from Didcot Parkway (also not valid between 00:01 and 04:28);

  • 08:35 from Fareham;

  • 09:30 from Gloucester;

  • 08:40 from Neath;

  • 08:55 from Newbury (also not valid between 00:01 and 04:28);

  • 09:56 (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45) from Newport (South Wales).

  • 08:50 (also valid between 04:30 and 05:00) from Port Talbot Parkway;

  • 08:50 from Salisbury;

  • 09:10 from Severn Tunnel Junction;

  • 08:50 from Southampton Central;

  • 08:30 from Swansea;

  • 10:29 (also not between 15:15 and 18:59) from London St Pancras

Not valid to arrive at St Pancras before 11:26

Not valid to arrive at Waterloo before 11:48

Return Travel

Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 10:17 and after 15:01 and before 19:01;

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

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

  • London St Pancras after 02:29 and before 10:29 and after 15:15 until 18:59.

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

  • 08:50 (also not valid between 00:01 and 04:29) from Didcot Parkway

  • 08:35 from Fareham;

  • 08:55 (also not valid between 00:01 and 04:29) from Newbury

  • 08:50 from Salisbury;

  • 08:50 from Southampton Central.

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at Salisbury before 09:30, or between 17:40 and 19:01

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at St Pancras before 11:26

Notes

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

Restriction code WO applies to all journeys via Newbury or Didcot Parkway, not passing through Reading.

Restriction code Q8 applies to all journeys via Fareham / Southampton / Salisbury.

Restriction codes CI / CJ apply to all journeys via London St Pancras International.

For travel on CrossCountry please use 2V.

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.