CrossCountry
#21
RE: CrossCountry
(08 Feb 2016, 11:29 am)GX03 SVC Wrote: A CrossCountry Scotland-Penzance train has hit a tree near Bodmin Parkway. All lines blocked.

If it happened near Bodmin would it not be a Penzance to Scotland train....bloody good going to get to Bodmin from Scotland this early in a morning  Tongue

#22
RE: CrossCountry
By the looks of things it was the Penzance - Glasgow that has struck the tree

#23
RE: CrossCountry
I'm travelling 1st class on Cross Country next week from Edinburgh to Darlington. What is XC 1st actually like if any of you here have used it? I've read into it and it seems quite dire compared to Virgin East Coast. I've read you get complimentary soft drink but not alcohol - you have to purchase this!?

#24
RE: CrossCountry
(14 Mar 2016, 10:14 pm)JoshP Wrote: I'm travelling 1st class on Cross Country next week from Edinburgh to Darlington. What is XC 1st actually like if any of you here have used it?  I've read into it and it seems quite dire compared to Virgin East Coast. I've read you get complimentary soft drink but not alcohol - you have to purchase this!?

Aye thats about right.  Whenever possible go for VTEC.  I travelled from Birmingham to Newcastle once and was given a soft drink, 2 bags of crisps, a piece of cake and a piece of shortbread - and that was it!

#25
RE: CrossCountry
(14 Mar 2016, 10:33 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Aye thats about right.  Whenever possible go for VTEC.  I travelled from Birmingham to Newcastle once and was given a soft drink, 2 bags of crisps, a piece of cake and a piece of shortbread - and that was it!

Talk about bring deprived! Tongue

I recently rode on CrossCountry in standard class between Darlington and Wakefield and the seats were uncomfortable has hell! May be heading to Leeds on CrossCountry on Saturday, using them there and First TransPennine Express back to Darlington.

#26
RE: CrossCountry
(14 Mar 2016, 10:42 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Talk about bring deprived! Tongue

I recently rode on CrossCountry in standard class between Darlington and Wakefield and the seats were uncomfortable has hell! May be heading to Leeds on CrossCountry on Saturday, using them there and First TransPennine Express back to Darlington.

Voyager seats can be uncomfortable - it's the same on VTWCs examples too.

AXC's HSTs are the beauties to go for if you can plan your trip around them!
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#27
RE: CrossCountry
(14 Mar 2016, 10:14 pm)JoshP Wrote: I'm travelling 1st class on Cross Country next week from Edinburgh to Darlington. What is XC 1st actually like if any of you here have used it?  I've read into it and it seems quite dire compared to Virgin East Coast. I've read you get complimentary soft drink but not alcohol - you have to purchase this!?

Ive only done it once, York-Sheffield on a Sunday afternoon so nothing in terms of snacks but larger seat and extra space which on XC's routes is hardly available in spades...

#28
RE: CrossCountry
(14 Mar 2016, 10:33 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Aye thats about right.  Whenever possible go for VTEC.  I travelled from Birmingham to Newcastle once and was given a soft drink, 2 bags of crisps, a piece of cake and a piece of shortbread - and that was it!

More than you get from Grand Central in terms of food!

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#29
RE: CrossCountry
(14 Mar 2016, 10:42 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Talk about bring deprived! Tongue

I recently rode on CrossCountry in standard class between Darlington and Wakefield and the seats were uncomfortable has hell! May be heading to Leeds on CrossCountry on Saturday, using them there and First TransPennine Express back to Darlington.
The best seats are URBAN 90's
I was travelling Cross Country in standard class Durham to Newcastle on Saturday, it was DIRE. The seats were messy, it was standing only and there were rowdy passengers

#30
RE: CrossCountry
(14 Mar 2016, 11:10 pm)northern156 Wrote: Voyager seats can be uncomfortable

I agree, I had one York - Newcastle; it was like sitting on a rock!

(15 Mar 2016, 5:53 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: The best seats are URBAN 90's

In your opinion....

#31
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Mar 2016, 6:06 pm)Davie Wrote: I agree, I had one York - Newcastle; it was like sitting on a rock!


In your opinion....

I'd better not go any further Wink

#32
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Mar 2016, 6:12 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: I'd better not go any further Wink
Good idea.

#33
RE: CrossCountry
Hi,

I went past Tyne Yard yesterday on a VTEC service to Newcastle and I saw a Cross Country voyager lurking in the back of the yard. Does anyone know if they have some of their Voyagers serviced/stabled there overnight?

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744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
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#34
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Aug 2016, 7:58 am)8222 Wrote: Hi,

I went past Tyne Yard yesterday on a VTEC service to Newcastle and I saw a Cross Country voyager lurking in the back of the yard. Does anyone know if they have some of their Voyagers serviced/stabled there overnight?

3 sets are booked to stable each weeknight

#35
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Aug 2016, 10:10 am)Coppercap40 Wrote: 3 sets are booked to stable each weeknight

Cheers! I just thought they would have gone to Heaton.

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Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL


#36
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Aug 2016, 10:38 am)8222 Wrote: Cheers! I just thought they would have gone to Heaton.

Heaton stable Northern, Grand Central, VTEC and TPE. CrossCountry have always used Arriva TrainCare in Tyne Yard.
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#37
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Aug 2016, 10:54 am)northern156 Wrote: Heaton stable Northern, Grand Central, VTEC and TPE. CrossCountry have always used Arriva TrainCare in Tyne Yard.

That in the weird world of the railways, was just a trading name of a company totally independent of Arriva and was owned by music mogul Pete Waterman!
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#38
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Aug 2016, 12:09 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: That in the weird world of the railways, was just a trading name of a company totally independent of Arriva and was owned by music mogul Pete Waterman!
http://www.arrivatc.com

Still Arriva TrainCare...

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#39
RE: CrossCountry
(15 Aug 2016, 12:11 pm)northern156 Wrote: http://www.arrivatc.com

Still Arriva TrainCare...

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Think you read my post wrong...
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#40
RE: CrossCountry
My apologies, best not read and reply to posts when you've just woken up haha...
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