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Franchise(s)New Cross Country
11 November 2007 - October 2023
Main route(s)West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, Yorkshire and the Humber and North East
Other route(s)South East Wales, North West, East of England, South East and Scottish Lowlands
Fleet size
Stations called at119
Stations operated0
Route km operated2,397.9
National Rail abbreviationXC
Parent companyArriva UK Trains

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