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Grand Central ramps up train services between Bradford and London

RAIL passengers in West Yorkshire will benefit from extra seats as train operator Grand Central returns to its pre-COVID service levels in the coming week.

The York-based company will launch a third daily return service between Bradford and London Kings Cross on Sunday (September 13),…

View more11 September 2020
Grand Central’s planned Blackpool to London route falls victim to COVID-19

Grand Central will not launch its planned North West route train service between Blackpool and London after COVID-19 rendered plans ‘unfeasible’.

Company executives at Grand Central and parent company Arriva said following months of exploring all options to launch the proposed…

View more10 September 2020
More seats for passengers as Grand Central adds extra North East services

GRAND Central is adding an extra return service to its North East route on Monday (Aug 24) as the company consolidates its post-lockdown return.

With the York-based operator seeing passenger numbers increase since it returned from a self-imposed COVID hibernation on July 26th…

View more21 August 2020
Extra passenger services announced as Grand Central readies for weekend relaunch

An earlier version of this press release described the additional service on the North East route as begining on August 23 - this service is being added on August 24, with additional information on Sunday services (such as August 23) pending.

The Yorkshire-…

View more24 July 2020
Rail passengers rate Grand Central Britain’s best train operator

A YORKSHIRE-based train company has been rated the passengers’ favourite in a national survey of rail users.

Since launching its first service 13 years ago between Sunderland and London Kings Cross, and adding Bradford to London services ten years ago, York-based Grand Central has…

View more02 July 2020
Light at end of lockdown tunnel as Grand Central offers tickets for summer return

TRAIN operator Grand Central has announced a ‘measured’ return to service following a four-month period of hibernation during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Yorkshire-based company is inviting passengers to book for its West Riding and North East routes, from July 26. Grand Central thanked…

View more30 June 2020
Grand Central extends temporary suspension of train services during COVID-19 restrictions

GRAND Central will extend its current suspension of train services throughout June as company bosses continue to monitor Government advice on social distancing and plan a return of its train services later in the summer.

As UK rail passengers return under a new limited timetable and…

View more20 May 2020
Grand Central announces temporary suspension of train services during COVID-19 restrictions

Grand Central will temporarily suspend all its train services from the end of today (Friday 3 April) as Coronavirus restrictions continue to affect passenger numbers.

The York-based operator, which runs services between Sunderland, Bradford and London Kings Cross, said the measures…

View more03 April 2020
Grand Central announces traincrew hub in Blackpool

Grand Central has announced it has signed a lease with Blackpool Council and work has now started on the 2,500sq ft site at No. 1 Bickerstaffe Square. The space will be Grand Central’s flagship traincrew hub to service its new North West to London Euston route.

The ground floor…

View more27 February 2020