Off peak and super off peak

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Katy Cheung, 14 May 2019.

  1. Katy Cheung

    Katy Cheung Member

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    Hi All,

    This point has always confused me and caused worry on the train journey home.

    I'm looking to book a return from Durham to Twickenham (via kings cross). What are my restrictions for the return journey if I booked a super off peak return or a off peak return?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    In either case, any train from Twickenham to London.

    Then you are restricted by departure from London towards Durham.

    Off Peak Return:
    Super Off Peak Return:
     
  4. Katy Cheung

    Katy Cheung Member

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    So what times am I allowed to travel on each of the tickets?
     
  5. Katy Cheung

    Katy Cheung Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. ForTheLoveOf

    ForTheLoveOf Established Member

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    Monday to Friday, the first train from Durham you can take with an Off-Peak Return to Twickenham is the 07:42. You can take this train or any train after it. With a Super Off-Peak Return to Twickenham it's the 08:38 that's the first valid service.

    On the way back to Durham, from Monday to Friday, in the morning with an Off-Peak Return the only trains you can't take are the 07:00 (changing at York) and the 07:30. In the morning with the Super Off-Peak ticket the first train you can take is the 09:30.

    In the evening, from Monday to Thursday, with the Off-Peak ticket you can't take any train between (inclusive) the 16:00 and the 17:30. And with the Super Off-Peak ticket you can't take any train between (inclusive) the 15:00 and the 18:30.

    In the evening, on Fridays, with the Off-Peak ticket there are no restrictions. And with the Super Off-Peak ticket you can't take any train between (inclusive) the 15:00 and the 17:30.

    On Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays you can take any train in either direction with either the Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket.

    Note that the times I've quoted are for non-overtaken trains or itineraries; there may be other trains which your ticket is or isn't valid for, but I've disregarded those as they're not relevant to a journey to/from Durham.

    The easiest thing, to be honest, is simply to put it all into a journey planner and see what it spits out.
     
  7. Katy Cheung

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    That's really helpful.thanks so much
     

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