How to buy your Season Ticket


You will require the following when purchasing your first Season Ticket:

  • A Photocard – issued free of charge but you will need a passport-sized photo
  • Completed application form available from your local ticket office or you can beat the queues and purchase online

Save time by avoiding weekday mornings when purchasing your Season Ticket as ticket offices can be busy.

No application form is needed for a 7-day ticket, but you do need a Photocard.

How far in advance can I buy my first Season Ticket?

Weekly tickets starting on a Monday (or a Tuesday after a Bank Holiday) may be purchased from ticket offices from 0600 on the previous Sunday. For any other day of the week, they may be purchased from ticket offices on the first day of validity only. Weekly tickets can only be purchased from self-service machines on the day of travel.

For new Season Tickets valid for one month or more, tickets starting on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday (also Tuesday after a Bank Holiday) may be issued from 1200 noon the previous Friday. If the start date is another day, the new train ticket may be purchased from 1200 noon the previous day.

The above also applies to renewals following a break of continuity.

If you are buying your ticket online, do so at least seven days in advance and up to 21 days before you travel. The ticket will be issued to you seven days in advance.

How easy is it to renew my current Season Ticket?

Simple answer is it’s very easy. All you need to do is:

  • Either renew online or pick up an application form from your local ticket office
  • Bring your Photocard when renewing

How far in advance can I renew my current ticket?

Weekly tickets:
Where the current ticket is surrendered with no break of continuity, a ticket starting on a Sunday or Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday) may be issued from 1200 noon the previous Friday. If the start date is another day, the ticket may be issued after 1200 noon the previous day.

Other Season Tickets:
Where the current ticket is surrendered with no break of continuity, a ticket may be issued up to seven days in advance.


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