Peak / Off Peak time discovery site.

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  1. Baggypants

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    could you tell me what it says is the last off peak train before 18:57 then? I've not entered any details into the site other than the start and end station and the date.

    I'll try and upload a screenshot of what I'm seeing later.
     
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    Yes:

    15:00 London Euston 17:07 Manchester Piccadilly 2h 7m 0 off-peak

    then

    15:20 London Euston 17:28 Manchester Piccadilly 2h 8m 0 peak
     
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    Well, that facility is useless. For a start, there is no such thing as peak and off-peak "trains". There are only services which are barred for each ticket. A train which is barred for one "off-peak" ticket may well be permitted on another "off-peak" ticket.

    Secondly its accuracy is rubbish for evening peak restrictions, or morning ones come to think about it. If I check for Leicester to London in the morning, it will certainly not show what are allegedly "super off-peak" trains as their explanations make out.

    Assuming that the website is interpreting London to Manchester single ticket restrictions, the restriction text for the Any Permitted (other routes available) Off-Peak Single (SVS) says (only relevant parts quoted),

    I seem to be getting different results to you Neil.
     

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    I'm getting similar to Neil...
     
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    Very strange indeed.
     
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    I seem to be getting a totally different layout to you. I'm using Chrome on a Mac - it could be a browser specific bug.

    Edit: yes it's browser specific. I see the bug if I use IE on Windows. Might be worth reporting it if the OP wants.
     
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    I'm using Chrome in Windows. Not very good when they have not done any tests on one of the most common browser + OS combination.
     
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    I'm using Chrome on a Android 4.4.2 tablet and had them all show "Off Peak", but when I clicked on check tickets I was only offered the Anytime for a 1740 (I think) departure.
     
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    maniacmartin Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Peak restrictions depend upon the combination of origin, destination, class and ticket type printed on the ticket. A train may be deemed peak under one ticket's terms and off-peak under a different ticket's terms

    You can easily find the off-peak times for specific tickets on the unofficial website BRFares, which is fed by industry databases. Enter the origin and destination stations, then find the specific ticket you want. In the left hand column, the time restrictions for that ticket will be shown.
     
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    I got the same results as bb21, Using Firefox on Linux. I'll see if I can let thetrainline know somehow
     
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