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The CrossCountry network covers more of the country than any other train company and can take you to the beaches of Bournemouth, Newquay and the South-West to Manchester, Scotland and Wales. All our long-distance routes are open as usual throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

If you are looking for inspiration then visit crosscountrytrains.co.uk for destination guides giving the low-down on where to go for the best shopping, family days out, festivals and food.

Visit www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk to make the most of the summer.


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

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

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:

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: 08.20 Aberdeen to Penzance (774 miles)

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