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Getting tickets with only days to go is not a problem, when they are purchased online at 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:

  • Historic York for its fabulous boutique shops, restaurants, bars and tea rooms
  • Edinburgh's stunning Castle then take a romantic stroll down the Royal Mile
  • The dreaming spires of Oxford for a trip to the Botanic Gardens, or the Ashmolean Museum
  • Cardiff's historic Castle and then explore the bars and restaurants in Cardiff Bay

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 [email protected]

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

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

CrossCountry facts and figures:

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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