This free service is available on the majority of CrossCountry services for Anytime and Off-Peak ticket holders, in both Standard and First Class. This service is also available to season ticket holders.
Reservations are subject to availability and are free of charge by CrossCountry. Please check with your network operator for any SMS charges.
Text messages are based on three letter station codes. To make a ten minute reservation (TMR) on the 09:42 from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cheltenham Spa (CNM), you would text TMR BHM CNM 0942 to the number 88008. If there are two passengers travelling, please add a 2 at the end of your text, for example, “TMR BHM CNM 0942 2.
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You can reserve a seat on CrossCountry services when: