CrossCountry runs train services across a vast network stretching from the far south west of England to the north east of Scotland and is centred on Birmingham.
Long-distance train services operate from Penzance, Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol via Cheltenham to Birmingham, with trains alternately serving Edinburgh via Derby, Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster, York, Darlington and Newcastle and Manchester via Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport. Some of the services to Edinburgh continue to Glasgow or Dundee and Aberdeen, making them the longest distance passenger services in the UK.
Long distance services also operate from Bournemouth on the English south coast, via Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Reading and Oxford to Birmingham, from where they alternately go on to either Manchester or Newcastle.
The Nottingham - Cardiff via Birmingham and Birmingham - Stansted Airport via Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge services are also operated by CrossCountry.
First Class accommodation
All CrossCountry trains convey First Class as well as Standard Class accommodation. First Class includes larger reclining seats, more table space and on many services, complimentary food and drink. At weekends you can upgrade onboard to First Class from just £10 on many services.
Power sockets for laptops and mobile phones are located next to almost all seats in both First Class and Standard Class accommodation.
Restaurant and catering facilities
All CrossCountry services convey an at-seat trolley light refreshment service (though it may not be operated at the very start or end of a journey). Many services include additional First Class complimentary food and drink in the price of your ticket.
Every coach has luggage space at the end of the coach, in luggage racks above seats and between some of the seats. In addition CrossCountry has recently refurbished their Voyager train sets (which operate most long-distance services) to include additional luggage space in coach D.
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