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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This free service is available on the majority of CrossCountry services for Anytime and Off-Peak ticket holders, in both Standard and First Class.
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.
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You can reserve a seat on CrossCountry services when: