First Class Travel for just a little bit extra... 
Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
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Holders of most Standard class tickets can upgrade to the added comfort of First Class on selected train companies on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays on trains which convey First Class accommodation. Sometimes, trains have designated "Weekend First" coaches which are clearly labelled.

You can upgrade on the train - on a first come, first served basis. On some services, you may be able to reserve a seat in advance. If you have a seat reservation and miss your selected service, you can still use it on another service for the same journey on the same date at no extra charge, as long as you're not travelling on an Advance tickets.

Please be aware that many Train Companies offer a reduced First Class service at weekends and on Bank Holidays and may not offer the full service that they offer during the week. Upgrading to First Class during the week is also possible - find out more.

Participating train companies
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayGreat Western RailwayGreater AngliaLNERScotRailSouth Western RailwayTransPennine ExpressWest Midlands Railway;  

Last updated: 20 January 2022


Area of validity
Further Information

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Period of availability
07/09/2004 - Until further notice

Last updated: 10 March 2013


Available to purchase
07/09/2004 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets

Available from most staffed stations, rail appointed travel agents and telesales offices. Also available onboard the train, subject to accommodation being available.

Booking conditions

Sometimes, if trains are very busy, the availability of Weekend First may be restricted to allow for passengers who already hold First Class tickets to take a seat.

Last updated: 10 March 2013

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Last updated:   20 January 2022