Is there a particular station you want to avoid or travel via?
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You have chosen a flexible search. You can add your travel preferences as part of the booking process.
Many journeys with CrossCountry include a change at Birmingham
New Street station which can, at busy times, be tricky, especially
if you're travelling with children, cycles or heavy luggage.
While for some journeys changing trains at Birmingham New Street
is unavoidable, for others there are easier, more convenient
station options. These are Wolverhampton, Cheltenham Spa, Derby and
Leamington Spa. In some cases you will be able to change trains
without having to switch platforms, making your journey even
These stations all offer the facilities you tell us are
important - waiting rooms, toilets and refreshments and staff ready
to help you with connections and other journey information.
facilities at Wolverhampton
facilities at Cheltenham Spa
View station facilities at
facilities at Leamington Spa
For example, if you're travelling from Newcastle to Cardiff
Central, and don't want to change at Birmingham New Street, you can
change at Derby instead.
Please note that if you have booked journey assistance through
our JourneyCare service, you are advised to travel as indicated on
your schedule and tickets.
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