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What is an ‘overtaken journey’?

An overtaken journey is a journey that is slower than others between your origin and your destination. This might be because the journey involves stops at more stations, or because it goes via a different route.

We indicate a slower journey with a snail icon. If there’s more than one snail icon, that indicates the number of other journeys that we’ve found that are faster than this journey. 

It is often the case that slower journeys have cheaper tickets available. This might be to attract passengers, or because they don’t include premium inter-city services. If you’re not in a hurry, this may be the best option for you.