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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 for details of the best prices and to find out more about the CrossCountry destination of the month.

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 facts and figures

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

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