Cambridge to Liverpool

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by tivoli, 24 Aug 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. tivoli

    tivoli Member

    Messages:
    199
    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    I have an advance ticket from Cambridge to Liverpool via Kings Cross and Euston. The booked train from Euston is 13.40 changing at Crewe, with required connections. Can I leave Cambridge at any time on the day or do I have to fit in with normal Cambridge to KGX peak restrictions, as it wouldn't be a required connection?
     
  2. Registered users do not see these banners - join or log in today!

    Rail Forums

     
  3. Merseysider

    Merseysider Established Member Fares Advisor

    Messages:
    4,413
    Joined:
    22 Jan 2014
    Location:
    Birmingham
    First of all, Advance tickets are not subject to peak/off peak restrictions.

    As you won't have a specific reservation coupon for the CBG-KGX leg, you can take any reasonable connection to London on Great Northern. So if you arrive 60 minutes before your VT leaves, that would be fine, but if you got to Kings X at 9am, that wouldn't be a reasonable connection for a lunchtime departure, and you may have to buy a new ticket.

    It is a required connection, but not in the way you think. Required just means it's required to complete the journey.
     
  4. tivoli

    tivoli Member

    Messages:
    199
    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Thanks JakeF, just curious, don't have any plans in London, I did assume required connections was similar to reasonable.
     
  5. Starmill

    Starmill Events Co-ordinator

    Messages:
    14,032
    Joined:
    18 May 2012
    Location:
    Manchester
    You should be fine as long as you choose a train that allows at least the minimum cross London transfer time for Kings Cross to Euston (I'm sure someone can help with that soon, I can't find them on my phone sorry) and on trains maybe up to 60 - 90 minutes before that to give yourself more time. Ultimately it's left up to you to judge what's reasonable and what fits with your journey requirements :)
     
  6. Hadders

    Hadders Fares Advisor

    Messages:
    6,879
    Joined:
    27 Apr 2011
    From memory the minimum interchange time between Kings Cross and Euston is 35 minutes.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page