Timetable Changes

Current Timetable Information (until Sunday 5 July)

We are running a reduced timetable to keep our services running throughout the coronavirus pandemic however please follow the Government guidelines and only travel by train if you have no alternative.

Trains operate throughout the day on most routes at a reduced frequency. Trains will run with extra carriages where possible to help passengers to exercise social distancing.

A minimum of one train per hour will operate on the following routes:

  • Manchester Piccadilly – Reading (some trains will extend to or from Bournemouth)
  • Bristol Temple Meads – Newcastle (some trains will extend to or from Plymouth and/or Edinburgh Waverley)
  • Birmingham New Street – Leicester (some trains will extend to or from Cambridge)
  • Nottingham – Birmingham New Street (some trains will extend to or from Cardiff Central)

No CrossCountry services will call at Audley End, Stansted Airport, Weston-super-Mare, Bath Spa, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton, Guildford, stations west of Plymouth, or beyond Edinburgh to Glasgow, Dundee or Aberdeen. Other train companies’ trains will continue to serve these stations.

Some last trains may be earlier than normal and we recommend you check your journey before you travel by using National Rail Enquiries, our Train Tickets app, or viewing our timetables below:

Monday to Friday timetable until 3 July 2020 - Birmingham New Street to Leicester and Cambridge

Monday to Friday timetable until 3 July 2020 - All other routes

Saturday 4 July 2020 - Birmingham New Street to Leicester and Cambridge

Saturday 4 July 2020 - All other routes

Sunday 5 July 2020 - Birmingham New Street to Leicester and Cambridge

Sunday 5 July 2020 - All other routes

Timetables for future dates shall appear here closer to the time.

Route Map for the current timetable - Download the map here (PDF)

 

Our next timetable change (from Monday 6 July)

From Monday 6 July, we are making further changes to our revised timetable to keep services running throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue to follow the Government’s guidelines and only travel by train if you have no alternative.

CrossCountry will operate many longer trains to provide up to twice the normal capacity and as the numbers travelling increases more time needs to be allowed at stations for people to board and alight. To achieve this while also maintaining the national railway timetable, a small number of stations will see their CrossCountry services reduced or withdrawn to allow additional time at the more heavily used stations. Trains continue to operate throughout the day on most routes at a reduced frequency and in some cases with a revised calling pattern.

A minimum of one train per hour will operate on the following routes:

  • Manchester Piccadilly – Reading (some trains will extend to or from Bournemouth)
  • Bristol Temple Meads – Newcastle (some trains will extend to or from Penzance, Plymouth, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central or Aberdeen).
  • Birmingham New Street – Leicester (some trains will extend to or from Cambridge).
  • Nottingham – Birmingham New Street (some trains will extend to or from Cardiff Central).

Only a very limited CrossCountry service will call at:

Attenborough Caldicot
Chepstow Dawlish
Doncaster Glasgow Central
Haymarket Lydney
Motherwell Paignton
Severn Tunnel Junction Spondon
Stansted Airport Teignmouth
Torquay Stations in Cornwall

No CrossCountry services will call at the following stations:

Arbroath Audley End
Bath Spa Brockenhurst
Camborne Chester-le-Street
Chesterfield Congleton
Crewe Cupar
Guildford Hayle
Inverkeithing Kirkcaldy
Ladybank Leuchars
Lostwithiel Manea
Markinch Montrose
Stonehaven Weston-super-Mare
Whittlesea Wilmslow
Winchester  


Other train companies’ trains will continue to serve these stations.

Some last trains may be earlier than normal and we recommend you check your journey before you travel by using National Rail Enquiries, our Train Tickets app, or viewing our timetables below:

Monday to Friday from 6 July 2020- Birmingham New Street to Leicester, Cambridge and Stansted Airport

Monday to Friday from 6 July 2020 - All other routes 

Route Map for the timetable starting 6 July 

Download the map here (PDF)

 

Passenger Assist

We are still operating both booked and un-booked Passenger Assistance services for those passengers that require this, although we are encouraging customers to book ahead so we can ensure the correct provision of assistance is provided.

It will really help us to plan and make sure you receive the correct help if you pre book your assistance. When you contact our Passenger Assistance team they may ask you some extra questions so that we can ensure that we balance your needs with the opportunity to respect social distancing requirements, so please allow a little more time to make your booking.

If you have not pre-booked assistance, please allow extra time for your journey and follow signage and instructions from station and train staff.

CrossCountry are supporting the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. Not all disabilities are visible and some won’t be immediately obvious to our colleagues on-board our trains. The Hidden Disability Sunflower, which is usually worn in the form of a lanyard, is a discreet way for us to be aware that support may be required from us throughout a customer’s journey. If you would like to obtain a lanyard, you can get one from most staffed stations or online via the scheme. We appreciate that if you are already part of this scheme, wearing a face covering may not be possible. If you need more information referring to this, please follow the guidance provided on GovUK, which can be found here.

Ticket arrangements

CrossCountry tickets are being accepted on all other operators’ services on any reasonable route between the origin and destination printed on your ticket until further notice.

If you are making a journey with us we strongly advise that you book a place on the train, as availability is limited due to social distancing. If you don’t book a place, you may not be able to travel on your preferred service. You can book your place when you book online with us or when you buy your train ticket.

If you already have a ticket but do not have a space reserved for your chosen train, or need to amend your booked space, please contact our Customer Relations team on 03447 369 123 or contact our Social Media team via Twitter or Facebook Messenger

If you have any queries and your travel is within the next week, you can also tweet us @CrossCountryUK or message us via Facebook Messenger, where we are available 24 hours a day.

 

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