More About Cross Country Trains
You may use split train tickets for travel on all Cross Country Trains and routes.
Cross Country Trains operate services in Scotland as well as the North and Midlands of England, and the South and South West of England and Wales.
CrossCountry Trains connects many of the UK's most popular destinations, and operates airport train services for passengers catching flights to and from Birmingham International Airport, London Stansted, Manchester Airport and Southampton Airport.
Covering around 1,400 miles and calling at over 100 stations from Aberdeen to Penzance, CrossCountry Trains is the most extensive rail network in the UK. Their principal routes on which you may travel using split train tickets are:
- Manchester – Reading / Bournemouth
- Manchester – Bristol / South West
- Birmingham – Reading / Oxford / Bournemouth / Bristol / Cardiff / Leicester / Cambridge / Leeds / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh
- Edniburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds – South West / South East
CrossCountry Trains provides at-seat catering for passengers between 06.00 and 20.00 on services between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth, and between Plymouth and Edinburgh Waverley, as well as trains to and from Newquay.
Passengers with bikes are advised to make a free bike reservation before they travel. CrossCountry Trains offers two reservable bike spaces, and non-reserved spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.