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Weekend tickets to Reading & Leeds Festivals up for grabs with CrossCountry


Stuart Henry
External Relations Manager
E: Stuart.Henry@crosscountrytrains.co.uk  
T: +44 (0)121 200 6114 
M: +44 (0)7500 098671 

Jennie Madden
PR Account Manager
McCann Erickson Communications House
E: jennie.madden@europe.mccann.com    
T: +44 (0)1625 822581
M: +44 (0)7967 840656 



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CrossCountry has signed up to become the official Travel Partner for the 2009 Reading and Leeds Festivals and is offering the rare opportunity to win a pair of sought-after ‘weekend camping’ tickets for each of the popular music events. 

Tickets for the two hugely anticipated summer festivals, taking place from 28th-30th August, have now sold out following the recent announcement that headlining will be acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Radiohead. 

Andy Cooper, CrossCountry’s Managing Director said, “Summer is a great time of the year and music festivals are so popular, especially in 2009 with more people staying in Britain. 

"We want to encourage as many people as possible to travel to the Reading and Leeds Festivals by train and hope everyone who missed out on the chance to get hold of a ticket through the normal channels will enter CrossCountry’s competition.” 

The Reading and Leeds Festivals ticket competition and ticket alerts can be accessed via the CrossCountry website, following the steps from the link http://tinyurl.com/d4nn8e


Notes to editors

CrossCountry started operating on 11 November 2007. The franchise, which is the most extensive in the UK, will run until 31 March 2016.

For further information on CrossCountry services and future franchise plans log on to www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk

CrossCountry is part of the Arriva group which operates transport services in twelve European countries, employs more than 40,000 people and provides more than one billion passenger journeys every year. For more information about the Arriva group visit www.arriva.co.uk

CrossCountry facts and figures:




PASSENGERS CARRIED: Over 30 million passenger journeys a year anticipated

ANNUAL TRAIN MILEAGE: Approximately 16 million

EMPLOYEES: Approximately 1,700

LONGEST TRAIN SERVICE: 08.20 Aberdeen to Penzance (774 miles)