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Great Easter rail sale from CrossCountry

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With its fast and frequent services from Scotland to Cornwall, the South Coast to the North West and Wales to East Anglia, no other passenger train operator offers journeys to more destinations than CrossCountry. And by planning their journey and booking tickets in advance through its even easier, with free seat reservations, no booking fee and it can all be done from home without queuing at the station by using CrossCountry's popular e-ticket service.

Andy Cooper, Managing Director at CrossCountry said: "With plenty of affordable Advance fares now available, there is every reason to leave the car at home, avoid Bank Holiday congestion on the roads and sit back and relax on the train this Easter. But you don't have to wait until Easter to buy your tickets, as these great value Advance fares are available to buy now for any rail journeys up to 12 weeks ahead."

CrossCountry Advance Easter fares are subject to availability and start from just:

  • £26.00 Advance single fare from Birmingham to Paignton
  • £25.50 Advance single fare from Cheltenham to York
  • £13.00 Advance single fare from Leeds to Derby
  • £20.00 Advance single fare from Cambridge to Birmingham
  • £16.00 Advance single fare from Oxford to Bournemouth

For more information please call the CrossCountry Press Office on 0121 2006115 or email

Notes to editors

CrossCountry started operating on 11 November 2007. The franchise, which is the most extensive in the UK, will run until 31 March 2016. For further information on CrossCountry services and future franchise plans log on to

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Arriva is one of the largest private sector providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing more than 43,500 people (including share of associate companies) and providing more than one billion passenger journeys every year.

Arriva provides transport services including buses, trains, commuter coaches and water buses, and operates in 12 European countries: Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

CrossCountry facts and figures:

PASSENGERS CARRIED: Over 30 million passenger journeys a year anticipated
ANNUAL TRAIN MILEAGE: Approximately 19 million
EMPLOYEES: Approximately 1,600
LONGEST TRAIN SERVICE: 08.20 Aberdeen to Penzance (774 miles)

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