This franchise comprises long-distance and regional routes in England, Scotland and Wales, extending from Aberdeen to Penzance and on routes from Birmingham to Bournemouth, Stansted Airport, Cardiff and Nottingham; 32·7 million train-km are run each year, serving 100 stations. It is operated by Deutsche Bahn’s Arriva UK Trains business.

The franchise began in 2007 and was due to end in April 2016; hovever, it has been repeatedly extended as a directly-awarded contract and is now due to conclude on October 18, 2020.

Address
5/F Cannon House
18 The Priory Queensway
Birmingham B4 6BS
UK
Phone
+44 121 200 6000
Fax
+44 121 654 7601
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk
 

Traffic

Passenger journeys
39·776 million*
Passenger-km
3715·8 million
Information year
2018-19 (*2019-20)
 

Company size

Employees
1915
 

Network data

Gauge
1435 mm
Length
2710·1 km
Rolling stock
63 Diesel high-speed trainsets (34 x Cl.220 Voyager, 24 x Cl.221 Super Voyager, 5 x 7-car HST)
81 DMU cars (13 x 2-car and 16 x 3-car Cl.170)

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