CrossCountry have released a statement regarding train travel in the coming weeks.

“The Government's advice is to not travel by train unless absolutely necessary. However, as more people begin returning to work over the coming weeks, we need to ensure our timetable and services can support this expected increase. We do ask that you travel in an alternative way if this is available to you. This means we can keep our trains clear for those who really need them.

“From Monday 6 July, we will run an amended timetable, with added time provided at certain stations to give you enough time to board and alight safely. We’ve also added more carriages 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, which are all detailed on our website. We advise that you check your journey before you travel.  “