09/09 1330 TheTrainLine.com is now validating all the test cases. WebTIS and NRE are not. 07/09 1020 All journey planners are now not validating some routes that should be valid 06/09 1001 All Journey Planners are now validating all the test cases specified. It's been a strange week at JourneyPlanner central. 04/09 1434 The Prittlewell > Southend East via Upminster is not validating using NRE, but is validating with WebTIS and thetrainline.com 04/09 1339 All journey planners are now validating the shortest route for each of the test cases defined in post #12 04/09 1133 All journey planners are now failing to validate the shortest routes. Original Post Below --------------------- It would appear that the National Rail Enquires Journey Planner is implementing a fares-check rule for shortest-distance journeys making many previously available routes invalid. It also means that the only route that validates involves a fixed interchange. Since the 'no longer than by three miles' sentence was deleted from the Routing Guide in November last year, this has meant that many 'shortest' journeys which involved a fixed interchange failed to validate under that rule, but the journey that was entirely by rail did validate. Now it would seem that since the routing guide was updated this month, the opposite is now true. Is this yet another change that, rather than defining the term "shortest", simply changes the terms meaning to whatever the rail industry thinks it should be day-by-day? --- old post above --- --- new post below --- I am assuming that it applies to 'direct trains' - I am unable to think of an example to test it against though. I would be grateful if someone who knows of a route that only validates under the 'direct trains' rule can find out if it still validates.