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.
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CrossCountry aims to provide the most punctual service possible. However, when delays do occur, we will provide you compensation in line with our Passenger Charter and National Rail Conditions of Travel.
If your train has been delayed by 30 minutes or more to the destination printed on your ticket, you will be entitled to compensation. You can rest assured that your journey is covered whatever happens.
The amount of compensation that you may be entitled to depends on the length of time your journey was delayed by:
50% of the cost of your single ticket or 50% of the cost of either portion of your return ticket
100% of the cost of your single ticket or 100% of the cost of either portion of your return ticket
If either or both the outward or return legs of your journey are delayed by more than two hours and you have a return ticket, you will be entitled to receive up to 100% of the cost of the return ticket
In the case of season tickets, any compensation will be calculated against the proportional daily cost of the price of the ticket
In accordance with your legal rights as a consumer you may be eligible for a different level of compensation where CrossCountry is at fault and nothing set out above is intended to limit or exclude your legal rights in these circumstances. If you believe this applies to your journey, please contact our Customer Relations team.
Compensation will be paid in National Rail Travel Vouchers or, at your request, in money (for example by cheque or BACS). Rail Travel vouchers can be used as payment or part payment towards any National Rail ticket, including season tickets.
Please complete the form below within 28 days of the date of the delay. A readable, scanned copy of your ticket is required to make a claim.
Our customer service team will respond as soon as possible and aim to reply within 10 working days. Should you have any difficulties completing the form, please call us on 03447 369 123 (option 3).
Alternatively, you can download our Delay Repay claim form and post to us at the address on the form.
If you have a flight to catch from an airport near to a station served by CrossCountry trains, we will normally only consider providing alternative transport if you planned your rail journey to arrive at the airport station at least two hours before your scheduled check in time. If you're catching a ferry or cruise liner, we advise you to plan your journey to aim to get to the relevant terminal two hours before your scheduled check in time.
In accordance with your legal rights as a consumer you may be eligible to a different level of compensation where CrossCountry is at fault and nothing set out above is intended to limit or exclude your legal rights in these circumstances. If you believe this applies to your journey, please contact our Customer Relations team.