Major UK transport company CrossCountry Trains is making vegan travel more convenient than ever, launching vegan food choices onboard its carriages to meet the growing demand for plant-based options. The train operating giant shared the news on Twitter, introducing its new Urban Eat Pickle Me Up sandwich, which features vegan cheese, salad, and pickle. The company has also launched vegan and gluten-free cake bars. CrossCountry attributed the decision to add the options to the\u00a0growing consumer demand; a new survey by the food research and training charity IGD found that 52 percent of Brits are eating more vegan food. "In line with feedback from customers and the increasing demand for vegan options, we are now offering vegan and gluten free\u00a0food on board our trains,"\u00a0CrossCountry tweeted. In line with feedback from customers and the increasing demand for vegan options, we are now offering vegan and gluten free food on board our trains. Now available: 'pickle me up' vegan sandwiches, gluten free mini muffins, and vegan and gluten free cake bars. pic.twitter.com\/zoIF4r8EjF \u2014 CrossCountry trains (@CrossCountryUK) September 30, 2018 In\u00a0May, the UK-based organization\u00a0The Vegan Society\u00a0launched a\u00a0campaign to secure more plant-based options on planes and trains across the nation. The group noted how "vegans often struggle to find suitable food when they\u2019re travelling. In fact, in a survey last year we found out that 80% of vegans often go hungry onboard trains." The campaign was the latest installment of the organization's ongoing "Vegan On The Go" effort, an\u00a0initiative which was wildly successful in its first phase last year when the society encouraged high street retailers to increase the availability of ready-made vegan options. CrossCountry now joins Virgin Trains as a vegan-friendly service, the latter launching a vegan cooked breakfast onboard its trains earlier this year. The breakfast features hash browns, mushrooms, spinach, and baked beans. Major companies are catering to the\u00a0ever-growing number\u00a0of plant-based travellers\u00a0not just in the UK, but across the globe. In April,\u00a0Amtrak, the passenger railroad servicing the U.S. and three Canadian cities, announced its new dining program in two of its sleeper cars, with updated menus featuring\u00a0dedicated vegan meals for plant-based patrons. And it's not just trains upping their vegan options.\u00a0New Zealand\u2019s\u00a0leading\u00a0airline, Air New Zealand,\u00a0announced plans this summer to serve the vegan Impossible Burger onboard its planes, making it the first airline in the world to serve the "bleeding" plant-based patty. Image credit: CrossCountry Trains Become a\u00a0CLUBKINDLY\u00a0member today!