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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.

What’s on in February?

The Christmas tree has gone to be recycled, the decorations are back in the loft and the kids are back to school (huge sigh of relief).

Although January is often seen as a tough month…

View more06 January 2020
Christmas crackers: 10 festive jokes to make you chuckle on the train

Got a long train journey ahead? Need a bit of fun to keep the kids entertained? Well, we thought we would send over a bit of Christmas cheer to get you all in the mood for the big day…

View more23 December 2019
How to wind down for Christmas

You’ve ordered the turkey, written the cards, wrapped the presents, cleaned and decorated the house and circled your must-see programmes in the Radio Times. Phew! But has all that exertion left…

View more19 December 2019
Train-inspired Christmas gift ideas

Got a train enthusiast in the family? Here are some railway-themed present ideas to guarantee a smile on their face this Christmas Day.

A trip on a vintage steam train


View more16 December 2019
What’s on in January?

After the fun and jollity of Christmas, January seems like a very long and dull month to get through. What better time then to take a day trip to lift those spirits? Here’s our pick of some of the…

View more12 December 2019
5 alternative Secret Santa ideas

We all know that disappointed feeling of opening a Secret Santa present only to find another pair of socks, a mug or a novelty gift that usually goes straight in the bin once we get home. So why…

View more09 December 2019
Winter train travel tips

The run up to Christmas is a wonderful and exciting time for many of us. But, with this excitement comes a blast of cold weather and unfavourable travel conditions – which could well impact our…

View more04 December 2019
Stop wasting time: 5 easy ways to save precious minutes during the week

With our increasingly hectic lives, we all wish there were a few extra hours in the day. Happily, with some smart preparation and a few hacks, it’s possible to claw back some minutes, if not hours…

View more02 December 2019
How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

Christmas is a time to come together, eat, drink and be merry. But nowadays, more and more of us are keen to minimise the impact that our celebrations have on the planet. From train travel to eco-…

View more25 November 2019

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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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