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With prices starting from as little as £5.00 one-way, the
Weekend Upgrade ticket offers the benefits of First
Class travel to those travelling at the weekend and
selected Bank Holidays.
NEW! Now you can buy your Weekend Upgrade online. Just
look out for the note 'upgr' under the ticket price in your train
times and tickets search results. This will show when the upgrade
is available. Then simply tick the upgrade box on the next
You can also purchase the Weekend Upgrade on board the train
provided you hold a valid Standard ticket and subject to space
being available in First Class. If purchasing your ticket at the
station, in advance, it may be possible to purchase the upgrade
with certain ticket types and reserve a seat, but we cannot
guarantee a seat will be available if you choose to travel on an
Please note that Child and Railcard discounts do not apply. Also
note it is not possible to purchase an upgrade in conjunction with
all types of ticket, customers holding Standard Advance tickets
cannot purchase the First Class upgrade. We would suggest that you
purchase an Advance First ticket for your journey if you are
looking to travel in First Class.
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