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.
Take the train to Birmingham this Summer with friends
With CrossCountry Advance train tickets to Birmingham from just £18.50 one way*, Summer is the perfect time to catch up with friends and explore the hub of our network. Birmingham is the perfect place for a spot of shopping, a lunch date with the girls or a trip round the hottest clubs, pubs and burger bars.
So what's stopping you?
Plus, we know plans sometimes change. That's why you can change the date and time of your CrossCountry Advance train tickets for free when you book direct online**.
One of the UK's most visited shopping centres, home to over 160 stylish stores and 2,000 leading brands.
Sat in the bustling heart of Birmingham City centre, the Symphony Hall hosts the best music, comedy and events.
11 Bennetts Hill
Delicious dishes, smoked and grilled meats, chic setting and craft beers.
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
*Ticket price is based on CrossCountry Advance Single from Leeds to Birmingham on 15 July
**Tickets collected from the station, a ticket machine, or sent by post can be changed with no administration fee. You can change your ticket two hours after purchasing and up to 24 hours before you are due to travel. Print your own tickets and m-tickets (via our Train tickets app) cannot be changed. If your new ticket is more expensive than your original, you will be charged the difference. Find out more here.