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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The High Speed Train (HST), which is a normal passenger service travelling almost 1000 miles from York to Plymouth and back to Edinburgh, features a giant red nose together with the Comic Relief website address, rednoseday.com to encourage people to go online and make a donation. CrossCountry staff will also be traveling onboard throughout the day collecting donations from passengers.
David Watkin, CrossCountry's Commercial Director said; "Following a suggestion from one of our employees, we wanted to contribute and show our support for Comic Relief this year. We therefore hope our Red Nose Special will help create more awareness and bring further donations for the appeal. As ever, our employees have been excellent and are also taking part in helping to collect donations on the train."
David added: "Red Nose Day is all about doing something funny to raise money for people all over the UK and other countries. As our trains run from one end of Britain to the other, we thought it a bit of fun and a great advert for this important event to stick a red nose on our train."
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CrossCountry's Red Nose Special will be stopping at the following key stations on Friday 13 March:
Birmingham New Street: 09.12
Bristol Temple Meads: 10.41
Exeter St Davids: 11.46
Exeter St Davids: 14.23
Bristol Temple Meads: 15.30
Birmingham New Street: 17.03
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