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Ticket properties Advance Standard Advance First
Outward journey The date and service shown on ticket only The date and service shown on ticket only
Journey breaks No, except for changing trains No, except for changing trains
Trains and routes The route shown on the ticket only The route shown on the ticket only
Limited availability Yes Yes
Booking deadline 15 minutes before travel for CrossCountry Advance fares 15 minutes before travel for CrossCountry Advance fares
Seat reservations Compulsory on CrossCountry services Compulsory (Valid on CrossCountry services only)
Railcard discounts Yes Yes, except Family & Friends
Amending tickets Print your own tickets and m-tickets (via our Train tickets app) cannot be changed. Tickets collected from the station, a ticket machine, or sent by post can be changed for an administration fee of £10.00 per ticket plus the difference between the fare paid and the cheapest available for the new travel date is chargeable Print your own tickets and m-tickets (via our Train tickets app) cannot be changed. Tickets collected from the station, a ticket machine, or sent by post can be changed for an administration fee of £10.00 per ticket plus the difference between the fare paid and the cheapest available for the new travel date is chargeable
Refund availability Refunds are not available on Advance tickets, this includes Print your own tickets and m-tickets (via our Train Tickets app) Refunds are not available on Advance tickets, this includes Print your own tickets and m-tickets (via our Train Tickets app)
Where to buy Any outlet Any outlet

*Applies to CrossCountry journeys only. Average saving calculated by comparing Advance standard single ticket prices, purchased before the day of travel, for 4,892 CrossCountry journeys to the equivalent price of an Anytime standard single ticket. Advance fares are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Please see website for full details.

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