All CrossCountry articles

  • The Department for Transport has directly awarded incumbent Arriva a new contract to operate CrossCountry passenger services
    Rail Business UK

    New CrossCountry contract includes capacity, accessibility and environmental improvements

    2020-10-16T12:37:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has directly awarded incumbent Arriva a new contract to operate CrossCountry services for a further three years. CrossCountry Managing Director Tom Joyner tells Rail Business UK about the operator’s plans, saying ’the good thing is the longevity, which CrossCountry really needs as it gives us a real chance to do some serious planning for the future.’

  • CrossCountry at Chepstow (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Changing’ CrossCountry appoints regional directors

    2020-03-04T09:00:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: CrossCountry has announced the appointment of four regional directors with responsibility for operational and financial performance at the franchise, which is held by Arriva under a directly-awarded contract that currently runs to October 2020. ‘CrossCountry is changing and these regional directors ...

  • Nexus Alpha CEO Patrick McDougall said Arrakis would provide operating staff with the ‘pertinent, targeted and predictive’ information that they need to ensure efficient operations.
    Rail Business UK

    Providing ‘pertinent, targeted and predictive’ information to operating staff

    2018-05-21T08:00:00Z

    UK: ‘If it works for CrossCountry it will work for any operator’, the inter-city operator’s Duty Control Manager Matthew Reeves told Railway Gazette International at the unveiling of Arrakis, a software suite which technology company Nexus Alpha has developed with the aim of transforming the quality of communications between ...

  • Beacon Rail has purchased the Bombardier Class 220 and Class 221 Voyager diesel-electric multiple-units from Lloyds Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.
    News

    Beacon Rail buys Voyager DEMU fleet

    2017-07-24T08:51:46Z

    UK: Beacon Rail Leasing has expanded its UK rolling stock portfolio with the purchase of the Bombardier Class 220 and Class 221 Voyager diesel-electric multiple-unit fleets from subsidiaries of Lloyds Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland. The 352 vehicles are formed into 78 four and five-car sets, of which 58 ...

  • The Cross Country direct award contract includes fitting power doors to the HST fleet (Photo: Arriva).
    News

    Arriva directly awarded new Cross Country contract

    2016-09-29T08:33:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport announced on September 29 that incumbent Arriva CrossCountry had been directly awarded a new contract to operate the Cross Country franchise. The most geographically extensive franchise in the UK covers a 2 400 route-km network of long-distance passenger services serving more than 100 stations. ...