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.
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
Getting tickets with only days to go is not a problem, when they are purchased online at crosscountrytrains.co.uk tickets can be printed at home or in the office; by Valentine's Day you and your partner could be sipping our award winning wine on the way to one of the most romantic cities in Britain.
Couples can travel in comfort on a CrossCountry train this Valentine's Day and upgrade to First Class from as little as £10.00 each way.
According to CrossCountry research, 85 per cent of all Valentine cards are bought by women whilst nine out of ten women think that their partners lack imagination when choosing their present, so a surprise trip could be just the ticket! On a positive note, 10 per cent of marriage proposals will happen on Valentine's Day.
So, make this Valentine's Day a day to remember with CrossCountry, why not visit:
Please find notes to Editors, CrossCountry facts and figures below.
For more information feel free to contact us on 0121 2006115 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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