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.
Serving three nations and stopping at stations from Penzance to Dundee, Cardiff to Nottingham and Birmingham to Stansted, CrossCountry covers the most extensive range of destinations of any UK train operator. So, whether you are going Christmas shopping, visiting family and friends, or just want to go somewhere new, CrossCountry can take you there.
With single Advance fares from Reading to Birmingham starting from £6.50 and Birmingham to Manchester from £5.50 you can make a journey with CrossCountry cheaply and in comfort, and traffic queues and car parking need not be a worry.
Visit the CrossCountry website at crosscountrytrains.co.uk for details of the best prices and to find out more about the CrossCountry destination of the month.
For more information please contact the CrossCountry Press Office on 0121 200 6115.
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
STATIONS SERVED: 133
ROUTE MILES: 1,654
WEEKDAY SERVICES: 279
PASSENGERS CARRIED: Over 30 million passenger journeys a year anticipated
ANNUAL TRAIN MILEAGE: Approximately 16 million
EMPLOYEES: Approximately 1,800
LONGEST TRAIN SERVICE: Penzance to Dundee (701 miles)
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
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