Arriva UK Trains has operated the CrossCountry franchise since November 2007. The franchise was originally due to conclude in March 2016; however, owing to the shambolic state of the Department for Transport’s refranchising plans, Arriva was directly awarded an extension to its franchise, which is now intended to end in December 2019. Arriva also operates the Northern, Chiltern Railways and Arriva Trains Wales franchises, as well as London Overground.
• Do you use the CrossCountry service regularly?
• Do you believe it should be returned to public hands as part of a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit?
• Then, why not start a campaign building up to the franchise end?
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