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.
Information about CrossCountry's new-style tickets
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
You should always try to buy your train ticket before you board the train. However, we recognise that in some circumstances, such as retail facilities being unavailable at a station that day, this is not always possible.
We are updating the machines used to sell tickets on board our trains, witch will now be issued as paper roll tickets similar to a shop till receipt or cinema ticket.
When exiting a station, some will have ticket barriers with barcode readers where you scan the barcode now featured on the ticket to open the barriers. At stations where barcode readers are not available, please show your ticket to a member of staff and they will open the barrier for you.
It is not possible to purchase a train ticket on board our trains for travel across London as they are not currently accepted at Transport for London operated stations.
Below is an example of one of our paper roll tickets, the table below explains the information displayed on your ticket.
|3||Information on ticket restrictions|
|5||First Class or Standard ticket|
|9||Information regarding ticket validity|