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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Our journey alert service lets you quickly and easily sign up to receive text messages if your train is late or has been cancelled. You can also nominate up to three other people to be notified at the same time.
When you book your journey with CrossCountry, we send you an e-mail confirming your journey and booking details, and a link to your personalised information pack. From there you can simply click on the 'Set up alert' button and, after you have confirmed your mobile number with us, we'll set up an alert that is sent:
You can click on 'add recipient' and add the e-mail address and phone number of the person that you wish to add. We will then send them an e-mail that allows them to confirm they wish to receive the alert. You should advise anyone you are nominating that you have done so.
SMS messages will only be sent if a change to your planned journey has been identified. SMS messages will be charged at 25p plus your standard message rate. Charges on some networks may vary. Please check with operator for details.
If we send you more than one message (for example, if your train is delayed and then later cancelled) we'll only charge you for one message).
A journey between Oxford (OXF) and Manchester (MAN):
One of your trains is delayed:
Alert! Your journey 14 Apr dep OXF 0814, arr MAN 1023 is now expected to depart 12 min late. Call 08716649500 for more info (10p per min, mobiles higher)
One of your trains is cancelled:
Alert! A train has been cancelled for your journey 14 Apr dep OXF 0814, arr MAN 1023. Call 08716649500 for more info (10p per min, mobiles higher)
To make sure that only you setup alerts to your mobile phone, we ask you to verify your mobile telephone number.
To cancel all of your alerts, simply text STOP ALL to 64950.
There are a few rare occasions when you may not receive an alert for a delayed train. For example if: