Cross Country Trains

Cross Country Trains provide trains to Reading, Oxford, Birmingham and through to Manchester.  They cover more of Britain than any other operator.

Taking a bike on the train

You can take your bike free of charge on Cross Country services.

You're advised to reserve a space for it before you travel - bike reservations are free and can be made by calling 0844 811 0124 and also via Twitter (@crosscountryuk) or through our Facebook page (

On Most of the trains have two reservable bike spaces and one further space for unreserved bikes. Bikes without a reservation will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  If you have a folding bike, you can carry these as normal hand luggage.

Please check where you should store your bike when you make your reservation. Bikes must be carried in the designated area of the train - bikes cannot be carried in aisles or vestibule areas as they can cause an obstruction.

For more information about please visit the Cross Country trains bicycle policy webpages.

Assisted Travel

Cross Country Trains ‘JourneyCare team’ will help you plan your journey, go through your ticket options, and pre-arrange the assistance you need when you travel.

You can pre-book this service on othe website, or you can contact them by telephone or textphone.

There are dedicated spaces for wheelchair users in Standard accommodation on all Cross Country trains, and in First Class on High Speed Trains and Voyagers. If you need help getting on and off the train, they will make arrangements for you to be assisted during your journey, including during any changes you need to make between trains.

For more information on assisted travel please visit the Cross Country Trains Assisted Travel webpages.