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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 depart:

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 10:15 and after 15:01 and before 19:02;

  • 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 and before 18:59.

  • London Euston after 04:29 and before 09:26 and after 15:00 and before 18:45. (Also valid at 07:04 and 07:13)

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

  • 10:30 (also not valid between 00:01 and 04:29) from Didcot Parkway

  • 08:35 from Fareham

  • 09:30 from Gloucester

  • 10:30 (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:

  • Salisbury before 09:30 and after 17:40 and before 19:00.

  • Euston before 11:30

Return Travel

Not valid for travel on trains timed to depart earlier than shown from the following stations:

  • 09:05 (also valid between 04:29 and 04:45) from Bridgend

  • 10:15 (also valid between 04:29 and 05:30) from Bristol Parkway

  • 09:45 (also valid between 04:29 and 05:10) from Bristol Temple Meads

  • 09:40 (also valid between 04:29 and 05:30) from Cardiff Central

  • 10:30 (also not valid between 00:01 and 04:29) from Didcot Parkway

  • 08:35 from Fareham;

  • 08:40 from Neath;

  • 10:30 (also not valid between 00:01 and 04:29) from Newbury

  • 10:00 (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45) from Newport

  • 08:45 (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

  • 08:45 (also valid at 04:30) from Swansea

Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Euston after 04:29 and before 09:26 and after 15:00 and before 18:45 (also valid at 06:03);

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

Not valid on trains timed to arrive:

  • Euston between 07:19 and 11:30

  • 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 2W 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.

Validity Codes 2C / 9I apply to all journeys via London Euston.

Easement

Severn Tunnel Closure Wednesday 3 to Thursday 18 July 2024

The following easements will apply during this line closure, for customers travelling to/from Wales, for journeys to / from / via Didcot, Reading, London and Southeast:

Travel towards London

The 07:23 GWR service from Carmarthen to Paddington becomes Super Off-Peak

Travel from London

The 10:12 GWR service from London Paddington to Swansea becomes Super Off-Peak.

The 15:12 GWR service from London Paddington to Swansea becomes Super Off-Peak.

The 18:12 GWR service from London Paddington to Swansea becomes valid with Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets.