Following recent changes we thought it may be useful to clarify revised off peak rail ticket arrangements in and out of London.
Since the start of January the old ‘arrive after 10am’ rule for off peak travel between Reading and London has changed, and is now ‘board after 0930’. This is because Transport for London contactless systems installed for TfL Rail trains are hard coded around an 0930 off-peak start. As a result the 0909 and 0915 trains from Twyford now require peak tickets. Branch line users who use the 0911 service from Henley will see that our connection leaves Twyford at 0928. However, local rail user community Henley Trains have obtained an exception for us since all other stops on that service are post-0930. By doing that they have saved locals from further delay. The 0928 service from Twyford arrives in Paddington at 1017.
Off-peak ticket holders should note that their tickets are no longer valid on the fast 1650, 1719, 1751 and 1820 connecting trains home, nor the 1708 or 1807 non-stops to Twyford. The shortest journey alternatives are all stops TfL Rail services, but for those who prefer seats, tables, power, hat racks, toilets and rubbish bins Henley Trains highlight the 1727 (change at Maidenhead), 1756 and 1826 GWR services to Twyford, which are first stop Slough.
And one last reminder, children under 12 go free on TfL Rail services (under 5s on GWR). Fines are £80 on Tfl Rail services (£20 on GWR).
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