Industrial action during December.
Unfortunately, the RMT union has called a number of strikes for December (the next scheduled dates are Saturday 23 December, Sunday 24 December, Wednesday 27 December and Sunday 31 December.) that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. We will be operating a reduced service but running some longer trains. Amended timetables will be confirmed nearer to each strike day, so please keep checking this page for details before using any on-line journey planners. Click here for the latest information.
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Summer 2008 is predicted to be one of the warmest on record and it's widely expected that the classic British holiday will be resurrected with people scrambling to book seaside holidays, days out and relaxing city breaks within the UK. Some of Britain's most popular destinations can be reached with CrossCountry. So whether it's sightseeing in York or Oxford, unforgettable shopping in Leeds, Birmingham or Manchester, or simply sunbathing in Devon - you too can help save the British summer!
This summer, booking through CrossCountry's user-friendly website gives customers access to thousands of low-cost tickets, an innovative journey planner and the opportunity to reserve a seat at no extra cost. Together with its friendly onboard service and refreshments, there simply is no better way to travel than with CrossCountry this summer.
Andy Cooper, Managing Director at CrossCountry said; "After the summer washout last year, British tourism is once again finding its feet with people keen to stay in the country this year. As a result we're delighted to be supporting British tourism by offering people the opportunity to explore the holiday hotspots of England, Scotland and Wales with CrossCountry, and they even get an extra 10% of the price of their journey by booking through our website."
Rising fuel costs………
"From the UK, over 40 million people travel by air to destinations across Europe each year, but with increasing charges added on by budget airlines, the rising Euro exchange rate and the escalating cost of motoring, staying in this country and using CrossCountry to travel really is the best choice for everyone this summer."
Great value fares are available throughout the year on the official CrossCountry Trains website www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Example: A return journey by car between Bristol and Newcastle will see CO2 emissions of 106kg. The same return journey on the train more than halves the CO2 emissions to 30kg
STATIONS SERVED: 133
ROUTE MILES: 1,654
WEEKDAY SERVICES: 279
PASSENGERS CARRIED: Over 30 million passenger journeys a year anticipated
ANNUAL TRAIN MILEAGE: Approximately 16 million
EMPLOYEES: Approximately 1,800
LONGEST TRAIN SERVICE: Penzance to Dundee (701 miles)
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