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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*Food and drink is subject to availability and is not available on all services. Please check the First Class food and drink page for more information.
Weekend Upgrades can be purchased online. Just look out for the ‘upgr’ message under the ticket price when you search for trains.
Weekend Upgrades can be purchased on-board the train provided you hold a valid Standard ticket and subject to space being available in First Class.
Please note that Child and Railcard discounts do not apply.
Also note that customers holding Standard Advance tickets are not eligible for the First Class upgrade. We suggest you purchase an Advance First ticket for your journey if you are looking to travel in First Class.