Twilight cityscape of Edinburgh

CrossCountry wins new contract and proposes historic Edinburgh-Cardiff train

Floodlit at night, edinburgh castle, the camera obscura and other landmarks in the so called Athens of the north photoeverywhere.co.uk / Creative Commons 2.5

The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has granted CrossCountry, an arm of the Arriva Group, a new contract to continue operating its extensive long-distance and inter-regional services throughout Great Britain. The renewed contract encompasses a series of enhancements, most notably an extensive refurbishment of its diesel multiple unit fleet – the first such refurbishment for twenty years.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

5 comments op “CrossCountry wins new contract and proposes historic Edinburgh-Cardiff train”

Mark O'Neill|12.10.23|18:49

They should have been requested to order bimodal trains to run on electrified lines too.

Mark O'Neill|12.10.23|18:50

Not good enough. They should have been required to order bimodal trains to run under electric wires where they exist.

Andrew Cawood|20.10.23|13:31

There should be a proper catering offered not the trolley service which is not good enough for long distance trains.

Andrew Cawood|20.10.23|13:33

There should be proper catering not the trolley service which is not good enough for long distance journeys.

David|03.11.23|10:23

More bad news. It looks as if the hideous Voyagers are not going to disappear for several years.

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