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Welcome to the Grand Central blog. Unlike the News section, here we'll be posting less formal, more informational pieces about the places we go and ideas for things to do there, as well as features and upcoming event information.

The culture shift to permanent home-working is gathering steam at Grand Central

TAKE a few seconds to imagine what your post-COVID workspace could look like. If you’re picturing yourself back in the office full-time then it’s definitely time to update your expectations.…

View more11 February 2021
Celebrating Yorkshire Day 2020

AFTER nearly four months of lockdown it felt so good last weekend to finally see Grand Central trains back out there serving communities along our routes.

Like most of you, we had big…

View more31 July 2020
Plan a cycling break by train

Cycling is a fun way to keep fit and also take in beautiful scenery around you. We are lucky that the UK is a hotspot for great cycling paths – both leisurely and challenging. Therefore, this…

View more16 March 2020
Spring-clean your train travel habits

How are your 2020 travel resolutions coming along? Hopefully you are moving along on the right track (no pun intended). But, if do you…

View more12 March 2020
5 staycation holiday ideas

Holidays are never too far away, and if you want to be one step ahead of the game then it’s time to start planning now. Having fun with the kids doesn’t always have to be expensive either. Here we…

View more09 March 2020
Incredible UK landmarks you didn't know existed

From Buckingham Palace to The White Cliffs of Dover – we have some amazing landmarks here in the UK. But what about the lesser-known places that are somewhat off the beaten track?


View more06 March 2020
What’s on in April?

This year, Good Friday falls on 10th April and Easter Monday on 12th April, meaning a lovely long weekend with friends and family (hopefully teamed with some sunnier days…

View more04 March 2020
Great family walks in Yorkshire without the car

Don’t hold your breath, but it seems like spring is about to show an appearance! The crocuses are finding their way through the frosty grass, the birdsong is gently waking us up each morning and…

View more27 February 2020
5 places for lunch near London Euston Station

Have you just had a morning meeting in Soho and now have an hour to spare before catching your train home from Euston station? If so, then why not take the…

View more25 February 2020

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Seasonal events

Ideas and articles about seasonal travel with Grand Central

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Family travel

How you and your family can get the most out of Grand Central's services between London and the North.

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Beyond the journey - where can Grand Central take you?

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Business travel

For business travellers interested in maximising their usage of Grand Central and rail

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