Shortly after the train's departure we were informed this message was being displayed and made immediate arrangements for its removal.

Such language is unacceptable to everyone at CrossCountry and an investigation is currently underway involving those who had access to the onboard systems to determine who was responsible.

This is not the first time the railway has hit the headlines for bigotry on board.

Disabled comedian Tanyalee Davis was 'left stranded' on a moving train for over an hour after rail staff failed to bring her a ramp meaning she missed her stop last month. 

Additional reporting by SWNS.