Is there a particular station you want to avoid or travel via?
Railcards must be carried on the journey with your tickets
You have chosen a flexible search. You can add your travel preferences as part of the booking process.
Our journey alert service lets you quickly and easily sign up to
receive text messages if your train is late or has been cancelled.
You can also nominate up to three other people to be notified at
the same time.
When you book your journey with CrossCountry, we send you an
e-mail confirming your journey and booking details, and a link to
your personalised information pack. From there you can simply click
on the 'Set up alert' button and, after you have confirmed your
mobile number with us, we'll set up an alert that is sent:
You can click on 'add recipient' and add the e-mail address and
phone number of the person that you wish to add. We will then send
them an e-mail that allows them to confirm they wish to receive the
alert. You should advise anyone you are nominating that you have
SMS messages will only be sent if a change to your planned
journey has been identified. SMS messages will be charged at 25p
plus your standard message rate. Charges on some networks may vary.
Please check with operator for details.
If we send you more than one message (for example, if your train
is delayed and then later cancelled) we'll only charge you for one
A journey between Oxford (OXF) and Manchester (MAN):
One of your trains is delayed:
Alert! Your journey 14 Apr dep OXF 0814, arr MAN 1023 is now
expected to depart 12 min late. Call 08716649500 for more info (10p
per min, mobiles higher)
One of your trains is cancelled:
Alert! A train has been cancelled for your journey 14 Apr dep OXF
0814, arr MAN 1023. Call 08716649500 for more info (10p per min,
To make sure that only you setup alerts to your mobile phone, we
ask you to verify your mobile telephone number.
To cancel all of your alerts, simply text STOP ALL to 64950.
There are a few rare occasions when you may not receive an alert
for a delayed train. For example if:
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