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We understand that when you travel with us, you don't always
know exactly which train you want to catch until nearer the time of
your journey, but that you still want a seat reservation.
You can reserve a seat on CrossCountry services:
We also have an SMS service that allows Anytime
and Off-Peak ticket holders to reserve a seat on the day of travel
- once you have decided which train you wish to travel on, and up
to ten minutes before the train departs from your station.
The SMS service is available on CrossCountry services
across the majority of our network, in both Standard and First
Class. Reservations are subject to availability and free of
By making a ten minute reservation you accept the
terms and conditions of our service.
Availability can only be confirmed via SMS.
Text your code to 88008. Texts will be charged at your standard mobile rate and you will receive a confirmation text with your reserved seat details.
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