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CrossCountry Trains

CrossCountry Trains operate a service of long-distance trains on routes which improve the connectivity of the national rail network.

One key route of theirs is from Scotland and the North-East of England through Sheffield to Birmingham, and then onwards to the South-West of England. Another key route for CrossCountry is from Manchester to Birmingham and then onwards to destinations in the south of England.

Due to the connections which CrossCountry make at Sheffield with the Hope Valley Line and at Manchester Piccadilly with the Hope Valley, Buxton and Glossop Lines, their long-distance services are a great way to get you close to the Peak District before changing to a Northern Trains service to get you out into that wonderful national park scenery and hospitality.

Sheffield and Manchester are each served by one CrossCountry train per hour. These trains can be very busy at times, so it is strongly recommended to get a seat reservation by booking in advance if you can.

CrossCountry operate two types of train on their long-distance service, High Speed Trains and Voyagers. Both have plenty of luggage space, wifi, customer information screens and buffet trolleys to make your journey to the Peak District a pleasant one.

Further information about tickets, timetables and the accessibility of trains and stations for those with special travel needs can be found on CrossCountry’s website or by calling their Customer Relations Team on 03447 369 123.

CrossCountry Train routes
CrossCountry train routes

Useful Information

East Midlands Railway

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

National Rail Enquiries

phone: 03457 48 49 50

Northern Trains

phone: 0800 200 6060

Peak Rail

Heritage steam railway

phone: 0800 200 6060


For bus and train journey planning

phone: 0871 200 2233