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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Helping students make those pennies go a little bit further, CrossCountry trains has teamed up with The National Union of Students (NUS) to offer the exclusive discount for NUS Extra card holders at crosscountrytrains.co.uk/nus. And what's more, when buying Advance tickets online via CrossCountry's website - students won't be charged a booking fee or extra charges for using a credit card!
To register is easy. Students simply have to visit the website and type in a valid e-mail address and personal NUS Extra card number.
Clare Shufflebotham, Partnership Manager at CrossCountry comments: "Our partnership with NUS will help students make their university funds stretch even further, offering some great online rail savings. The NUS Extra card gives students access to a whole host of exclusive discounts and offers, so we're glad to be supporting students and NUS in offering extra-discounted train fares online."
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts, offers and competitions designed to make student life more exciting, more memorable and more rewarding. The NUS Extra card can be purchased for only £11.
For more information please call the CrossCountry Press Office on 0121 2006115 or email email@example.com
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 is owned by Deutsche Bahn. Arriva is a leading pan-European public transport operators with more than 42,000 employees and operations across 12 European countries. The link to Arriva is www.arriva.co.uk. The link to Deutsche Bahn is www.deutschebahn.com.
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CrossCountry facts and figures
STATIONS SERVED: 118
ROUTE MILES: 1,478
WEEKDAY SERVICES: 295
PASSENGERS CARRIED: Over 30 million passenger journeys a year anticipated
ANNUAL TRAIN MILEAGE: Approximately 16 million
EMPLOYEES: Approximately 1,600
LONGEST TRAIN SERVICE: 08.20 Aberdeen to Penzance (774 miles)
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