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Franchise(s): Cross Country
11 November 2007 – 1 April 2016
Main route(s): South West England/South East Wales - Birmingham - North East England - Central Scotland / Northern Scotland (selected services)
Southern England - Birmingham - Manchester
Cardiff - Birmingham - Nottingham
Birmingham - Leicester - Stansted Airport
Fleet size: 29 Turbostars
34 Voyagers
23 Super Voyagers
5 High Speed Trains (2 in use)
Stations called at: 100
National Rail abbreviation: XC
Parent company: Arriva plc
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CrossCountry is a train operating company, the brand name of XC Trains Limited owned by Arriva, that has operated Great Britain’s Cross Country rail franchise since 11 November 2007. The franchise was formed through the amalgamation of most of the former Cross Country franchise previously held by Virgin Trains (which consisted of inter-city services that do not terminate in London) with some of the longer-distance routes (including some former Central Citylink services) operated by the former Central Trains.

Preceded by
Central Trains
Central franchise
Operator of Cross Country franchise
2007 - present
Preceded by
Virgin Trains
Cross Country franchise

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