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After almost six weeks of extensive work by Network Rail engineers following a landslip that blocked the line at Harbury on 31 January, the line was open again on Friday 13 March, three weeks ahead of earlier estimates. While this work was going on, customers were provided with an express road replacement service linking the two stations and connecting into onward trains to complete their journeys.
CrossCountry would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding while these essential works were completed, and Network Rail for reopening the line before the busy Easter holidays.
Notes to editors
The CrossCountry network is the most extensive passenger rail franchise in Britain. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance, Bournemouth to Manchester and from Stansted to Cardiff, it calls at over 100 stations. Based in Birmingham, CrossCountry connects seven of the Britain's 10 largest cities and delivers 295 services every weekday, equating to some 33 million passenger journeys a year.
For further information on CrossCountry services visit crosscountrytrains.co.uk or follow them online via Twitter at @crosscountryuk, Facebook.com/crosscountrytrains and their student Facebook page, Facebook.com/studentraildeals.
Passengers can buy tickets for any rail journey in Britain, with any train company and with no booking fee at crosscountrytrains.co.uk or via the free CrossCountry Train Tickets app.
Download the app by visiting your app store or by texting TRAVEL to 87080.
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