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Community blog

Welcome to the Grand Central Community Blog. Where we’ll focus on keeping you updated with all our work within the communities we serve and celebrate great people, doing great things.

Ambassador Antics

The introduction of the Grand Central Ambassador Scheme meant there was an enthusiastic nucleus of people willing to improve the Brighouse Station area and the ‘Friends of Brighouse Station’ group was formed in 2014. 

Although the Ambassadors have not been currently on duty on…

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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to tell you all how excited…

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Move in March

Last March Grand Central took part in 'The big step challenge'. Faced with a national lock down, we think everyone did pretty amazingly! 

Well, it's March again and lockdown again, but that's not stopping us! This time the team are going big! They're going to…

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Ambassador Antics

When we were building the team for Thirsk, I stressed that what we were looking for were “people persons”, because our…

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The importance of community...

The importance of community has never been more evident than during the Covid-19 pandemic. In time of uncertainty we look toward our communities for support and connection. 2020 was a year filled with sad news headlines, but lets not forget all the positive stories that came from…

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Ambassador Antics

Despite it now being a long time since we have been active as Grand Central Ambassadors, there are certain experiences which stick firmly and fondly in the mind. One of these is when we find ourselves (as we quite often do, on Sundays) on the platform when a party arrives to send on their way…

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Community Hub Official Launch

We were excitred as ever to be apart of this years community rail awards. This year saw the event go digital. It was great to see the event adapt so well to the restrictions put in place due to Covid-19. 

Grand Central were the proud sponsors of 'Involving Children and Young…

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Community Rail Awards

This years Community Rail Awards have gone virtual! On Wednesday 9th December the awards ceremony will take place online, with networking opportunities and even an after party. If you haven't yet booked your ticket, go to for more details.

Grand Central have been…

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National Poetry Day

Back from London

King Cross is busy, as it always will be but

I can see the orange and black___

Of the Grand Central calling at Brighouse,

Not long before I get back.

Teacups rattling, across the points.

Up North, the weathers cold.…

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