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The dawn of a new era as Grand Central invests £21 million in trains to serve its new North West route

Grand Central is investing more than £21 million in trains to operate on its new North West to London route, with the refurbishment of the first locomotive complete with its iconic livery.

The open access rail operator today revealed it has leased 24 coaches and 5 locomotives, to run…

View more20 February 2020
Grand Central voted best long distance and value for money train company

Grand Central has been voted best long distance operator for the ninth time and best for value for money in a national survey of rail users.

Transport Focus today (28 January) released figures for its twice yearly National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) for Autumn 2019. The…

View more28 January 2020
Grand Central proud headline sponsor of York Residents’ Festival

York based rail operator, Grand Central, is excited to be supporting the 25th York Residents’ Festival as headline sponsor.

The annual festival, which is organised by Make It York, is taking place this weekend and is organised as a ‘thank you’ to residents in York for the warm welcome…

View more24 January 2020
Grand Central unveils new customer lounge at Hartlepool station

Train operator Grand Central has installed new waiting room facilities for passengers at Hartlepool station as part of a £2.6m station investment programme across its network. 

The investment is one of a raft of schemes underway at stations along Grand Central’s North East and…

View more15 January 2020
See inside Grand Central’s stylish Adelante trains as £9m refurbishment programme completes

Train operator Grand Central is delighted to announce that the refurbishment of its Adelante trains is now complete. 

Thousands of customers across Grand Central’s North East and West Riding routes will benefit from increased comfort and style as the final…

View more12 December 2019
Grand Central continues £2.6m station investment programme

Train operator Grand Central has announced further details of a number of station investment schemes, demonstrating its continued commitment to the communities it serves.

A raft of schemes are now underway at stations along Grand Central’s North East and West Riding routes – part of…

View more31 October 2019
Grand Central to introduce an additional daily return service on its North East route

Train operator Grand Central has received approval to operate an additional daily return service from the North East to the capital, bringing its Monday – Saturday services to six in each direction and five on Sundays.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has granted access rights for…

View more09 October 2019
Grand Central plans new Blackpool to London route from 2020 in major boost for the local economy

Grand Central has today (24 June) confirmed that its plans to run trains between Blackpool and London from Spring 2020 are firmly on track.

These InterCity services were approved in June 2018 by the Rail Regulator, the Office of Rail and Road. Originally planned as Great North Western…

View more21 June 2019
Grand Central sponsors second season of Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York

Grand Central has been named headline sponsor of Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre – York’s award-winning pop-up Shakespearean theatre - for the second year running.

Following its highly successful inaugural season in 2018 which attracted more than 80,000 visitors to York, Shakespeare’s Rose…

View more02 May 2019