Extension of Current Franchise - Cross Country

To All Cross Country Members

Our Ref BR2/15/6
2nd July 2019


Dear Colleague,

Extension of Current Franchise -Cross Country

As you probably know by now Arriva has been granted an extension to the current franchise by one year to October 2020. They have held the current franchise since 2007.

I am writing to let you know that as far as the union is concerned our position remains unchanged. We will continue to fight to retain and improve your terms, conditions and pay just as we have always done since privatisation.

It is still our position that you, our members, along with the passengers that use your Train Operating Company should come first - before the shareholders.

I will, of course, keep you advised of developments but just wanted to reassure you that we are monitoring the situation very closely.

Yours sincerely,


Mick Cash
General Secretary