CrossCountry Timetable Changes from 6th July

The Government’s continued advice is to not travel by train unless it is absolutely necessary. However, as more people begin returning to work over the coming weeks, CrossCountry needs to ensure that the timetable and services can support this expected increase. Please consider an alternative way of travel if this is available as this means trains can be kept clear for those passengers who really need them.

From Monday 6 July, CrossCountry will run an amended timetable, with added dwell time provided at certain stations to give enough time for passengers to board and alight safely. Also, more carriages will be added to help maintain social distancing on-board where possible.

The timetable changes affect the following routes:

  • Manchester Piccadilly to Reading
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Newcastle
  • Birmingham New Street to Leicester
  • Nottingham to Birmingham New Street


As part of this timetable change, we will reduce or remove stops at some stations, the details of which can be found on the CrossCountry website. We do advise that a journey is checked before travel - find out more here.

Already booked?
For an existing ticket and reserved place on a CrossCountry service, it is essential to check the journey. If the journey and purchased ticket is affected by these changes, contact should be made through the original retailer to amend the reserved space onto a relevant service or seek a refund.

Before travel
If a journey is necessary, please make sure that travel is planned ahead, and tickets booked to ensure a place is reserved on the required CrossCountry service.

As announced recently, it is now mandatory for a face covering to be worn on all public transport throughout the whole journey. CrossCountry is also putting measures in place on-board to help travellers maintain social distancing where possible. For all the latest travel advice and safety guidance, please visit the CrossCountry website.

We hope this update is of value and would appreciate if it could be shared with appropriate colleagues within your business as well as to your client partners to better manage travel arrangements and service enquiries during this challenging time.

Thank you for your support.


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