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.
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Most stations will provide information screens showing you the formation of the train so you know where best to wait before boarding.
Please note that some of our services change direction during the journey, particularly at Birmingham New Street, Reading and Derby stations.
You can find detailed travel information at the following links:
For all other train information, please review the train details section below.
Formed of four or five coaches and sometimes coupled together to give longer trains, our Voyager trains operate the majority of our long-distance services.
Formed of up to eight coaches and operates selected services on the South West – North East and Scotland routes.
Formed of two or three coaches, sometimes coupled together to provide longer trains, Turbostar trains operate between Cardiff and Nottingham, Birmingham and Stansted Airport, and Birmingham and Leicester.