UK's most extensive railway, Arriva Cross Country Rail franchise, 1,400 miles of railway, 100 stations, 5 routes worming around the country. Monstrous Franchise with routes to Birmingham International Birmingham International AirporLondon Stansted Airport Southampton Airport Routes:-below
CrossCountry Rail Strike

Update:-19 December talks going well strike cancelled.
Conductors, managers and food staff to strike Friday December 21, 2012 for 24 hours. Meeting to take place
on the 18th. CrossCountry has notice up. Have a plan B to get to the airport!

Keep an eye on our Scotrail page they are also striking same day.

Way old Stuff
17 Feb. Arriva strike scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to anti-trade union laws. 

1/26/11 Here we go again, Arriva Trains Wales will strike Friday, February 4.

1/17 Update Arriva strike suspended
1/12/11 Arriva rail strike. Arriva Trains Wales will strike Wednesday, 19, January again 24 hour walk out.

Arriva trains for Wales will strike, .00.01 on the 27th December 2010 and 23.59 on the 27th December 2010. Same as the Northern line. 
Trains to run despite strike southwalesargus

old stuff
Update talks are to go into Tues. 23 Nov.
Update:-Arriva strike for this Friday has been cancelled, parties will meet again this coming Monday.

Back again, Arriva train drivers to strike:-
Friday, November 19 (cancelled)
Friday, November 26 
Saturday, November 27, (Wales v NZ Millennium stadium)
more dates on the way.
Arriva train drivers lowest paid in the UK. Arriva is now owned by German state rail operator Deutsche Bahn. Figure out now how you are going to get to and from your airport. Overflow of passengers is going to have to go some where. 
Rugby fans are you one of the 75,000 fans going to the Fiji sell out game?

National Rail Strike, 6-9 April, 2010
Arriva Trains Wales expects to run a reduced service on certain routes to and from Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street, but none on others. Information for CrossCountry customers travelling between Scotland and Newcastle service has been temporarily suspended. 

13 August, 09 RMT announced tonight that it had suspended a month-long programme of industrial action that has affected services on the Arriva CrossCountry rail route after the union received a new offer.

On strike, Arriva Cross Country, remember so far  it is not a strike, only industrial action, they can down tools on a whim. Frustrating.. Try this, what Arriva Cross Country has to say, for live departures and arrivals.  

Double whammy with National Express East Anglia on strike also, follow along
Reading and Leeds Festival, Friday, 28 - 30 August 2009
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Tuesday, 12 August,Services cancelled at late notice, very erratic.
Sunday, August 9, On there were no Cross Country trains to Nottingham. 

Aug 3 2009 Heads up, commuters, holidaymaker's, tourists, travelers to Birmingham or Stansted Airport and day trippers,
00.01 hrs on Monday 3rd August to 23.59 hours on Wednesday 2nd September 2009
Railway workers start month of industrial action. Ban on overtime and refusing to pick litter up from trains and non-rostered Sunday working. Affects train managers and catering staff. Action is aimed at forcing the company back to the table to negotiate a fair deal for all staff.

A spokesman said: "We are prepared to consider demands to raise pay over and above the agreed pay rate implemented in April 2009 if the RMT can agree on changes in working arrangements that will fund the increases.

Aslef announced yesterday it was to set up a hardship fund to support drivers facing financial difficulties because of the industrial action over its dispute with National Express East Anglia.

From Birmingham, Leicester, Cambridge to Stansted.

From Cardiff, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa, Birmingham, Burton on Trent, Derby and Nottingham.

From way up in Newcastle to, Durham, Darlington, York, Doncaster, Sheffield, Derby, Leamingham, Oxford, Reading and way down to Guildford 

From Manchester, Crewe, Stoke on Trent, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry, Oxford, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton Airport and lastly Bournemouth.  

From Aberdeen to Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburg, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Newcastle, Leeds, Derby, Manchester, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter, Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton, Plymouth, Truto and landing in Penzance.

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