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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Easter is a traditionally a busy time for rail travel but CrossCountry customers who book online can have access to the cheapest fares. A single visit to crosscountrytrains.co.uk can provide customers with free seat reservations, a personalised timetable for their journey and, to avoid a separate trip to the railway station, CrossCountry customers can now choose an 'e-ticket' option and print their own tickets at home when buying Advance fares.
For those who want to treat themselves, weekend upgrades to First Class are available on the train from as little as £10. Customers can enjoy larger, reclining seats, more table space, a relaxed environment and complimentary refreshments.
Please find notes to Editors, CrossCountry facts and figures below.
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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 www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk
CrossCountry is part of the Arriva group which operates transport services in twelve European countries, employs more than 40,000 people and provides more than one billion passenger journeys every year. For more information about the Arriva group visit www.arriva.co.uk
CrossCountry facts and figures:
STATIONS SERVED: 118
ROUTE MILES: 1,654
WEEKDAY SERVICES: 293
PASSENGERS CARRIED: Over 30 million passenger journeys a year anticipated
ANNUAL TRAIN MILEAGE: Approximately 16 million
EMPLOYEES: Approximately 1,700
LONGEST TRAIN SERVICE: (SX) 08.20 Aberdeen to Penzance (699 miles)
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