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Travel on the CrossCountry Network and Enjoy Incredible Scenery

Wednesday 11 November 2020

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CrossCountry provides spectacular views as well as great service

When travelling with CrossCountry, you’ll not only enjoy great service and high cleanliness and safety standards, but you’ll also witness some truly beautiful sights. Many of our routes go through scenery that can only be experienced on the train. Below we have some of our favourites, along with the route information so you can experience it for yourself.


A CrossCountry train on The High Level Bridge in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The sun rises over the River Tyne whilst our train travels over The High Level Bridge that separates Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Many of our trains arriving in and departing from Newcastle take this route, which is especially picture-perfect during sunrise and sunset on a clear day.

Dawlish, Devon

– A CrossCountry train cruises along a coastal track near Dawlish, Devon.

Our trains cruise past the ocean on some of the prettiest coastal tracks in the UK. Dawlish in Devon is a traditional seaside town that offers a gorgeous sandy beach and a range of amusements. Passengers on trains from Exeter to Plymouth can enjoy these beautiful coastal views straight from the carriage.


A CrossCountry train cruising past a flooded field in Oxford

Photo taken by @dailyrail43, view Instagram post here.

Who knew that a puddle-ridden field mixed with blue skies and a CrossCountry train could create such a great photograph? Taken in Port Meadow, this train was on its way to Oxford, no doubt full of students ready to go back to uni or visitors wanting to explore the Castle Quarter.


A Crosscountry train plowing through a scene of snow

Brrr, it sure looks cold out there, but, luckily enough, these passengers were witnessing this show-stopping view from the comfort of their carriage. This photograph was taken in Berwick-upon-Tweed - an area of outstanding beauty that is a must visit in any season.

Saltash, Cornwall

A Crosscountry train crossing a bridge, with a Cornish harbor underneath.

Back down south, the Royal Albert Bridge in Saltash, Cornwall, spans the River Tamar. Our trains travelling between Plymouth and Cornish towns like Liskeard, St Austell and Truro cross it so keep an eye out on these services.  Cornwall is a dream in summer – if you’re visiting Newquay, take a look at things to do when you get there.


A Crosscountry train crossing Tay Bridge in Dundee

The iconic Tay Bridge is located next to the Scottish city of Dundee. Passengers going from Dundee to Edinburgh are lucky enough to zip over the still waters of the River Tay and enjoy breath-taking scenery. If you’re visiting for the first time, check out our must-dos in Scotland.

If you’re about to book a trip, purchase advanced tickets with CrossCountry and enjoy huge savings. You can save even more money by getting a railcard, and if you’re worried about travelling via train, learn more about the measures we’re taking to ensure you have a safe journey. 

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