Cross Country seat reservations

Phil G

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I tried to buy a ticket from Bristol to Newcastle for a date in November and their own web site says reservations not available in both directions. I've also read that reservation is compulsory so what is going on? Is it simply that they are limiting the number of tickets sold for a particular train? I've a while before I need to book but I've seen how crowded these trains get and I want a reservation!
 
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Mugby

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Reservations are not compulsory, I travelled from Derby to Leeds yesterday morning and returned on the 1811 yesterday evening. I was quite surprised at the number of seats which were showing 'Available', in both directions. I began to think most people have given up reserving!
 

james60059

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This "reservations compulsory" is a load of rubbish. Even when XC and LNER were "reservations compulsory", people were still using bought on-the-day tickets and rovers without reserving - I was one of them - and had no issues whatsoever
 

Starmill

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Have a look at new.trainsplit.com. What date and what sort of time do you need to arrive in Newcastle and then leave again?
 

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