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We cross more of the country than any other train
company and you can also buy train tickets for any train journey in
The CrossCountry network has Birmingham at its heart and
stretches from Aberdeen to Penzance, and Stansted to Cardiff. Fast
train services connect major cities across Britain, including
Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and
Southampton, as well as Cardiff and Edinburgh.
Many journeys with CrossCountry include a change at Birmingham
New Street station which can, at busy times, be tricky, especially
if you're travelling with children, cycles or heavy luggage. You
can get where you want to be with a lot less hassle - see our information
on alternative stations to change at when you're travelling
Travelling abroad? We provide direct trains to major UK airports
at Birmingham, Southampton and Stansted - see Airport connections.
For more details about our different types of trains
and the routes they operate please visit Our trains page.
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