Arriva promises faster rail journeys as it retains Cross Country contract
Department for Transport says there will be 39,000 more seats and greater reliability, with £20m to be spent on upgrading trains
Cross Country rail passengers have been promised more seats and faster journeys after Arriva retained the contract to run the franchise until October 2019.
The operator has been set “tough” targets for punctuality and reliability on Cross Country services, which run from Aberdeen to Penzance, Bournemouth to Manchester and Stansted to Birmingham, among other routes.
Source: Guardian Transport