Advice for rail users affected by RMT action: 27 September until 1 October
The RMT Union has announced further industrial action that would affect CrossCountry services from the start of Friday 27 September until the end of Tuesday 1 October. We remain in discussions with the RMT to seek a resolution and customers are advised to check our website for the latest travel information.
If this action goes ahead then on most days there would be little impact on our services. However, services on Sunday 29 September would be severely restricted. Seat reservations have been suspended and alternative arrangements are being prepared and will be made available here when finalised.
For more information on this, please find our dedicated page here:
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Trains from Reading to Birmingham New Street take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Trains service this route during the week and over the weekend. The journey takes you through some of the prettiest countryside in the UK, past sections of the River Thames and through towns such as Didcot and Leamington Spa.
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