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Grand Central applies to run additional services on its North East and West Riding routes
  • More trains per day
  • Direct journey opportunities daily to and from Peterborough
  • Six return services per day from the North East to London
  • Six services per day to London from West Yorkshire
  • Five services returning from London daily
  • 1,…
View more09 March 2018
Grand Central reunites couple who live nearly 300 miles apart with special weekend away

A couple who live at other ends of the country from each other enjoyed a romantic weekend together in York after winning a special competition run by Grand Central Rail.

Michelle Stevens, 35, a veterinary nurse, who has lived in London for the past seven years, and her boyfriend…

View more26 February 2018
Grand Central voted passengers' champion

Grand Central has once again taken top honours for passenger satisfaction in a national survey of rail users.

Transport Focus today (30th January) released figures for its twice yearly National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) for Autumn 2017. Grand Central was ranked No. 1 for overall…

View more30 January 2018
Grand Central tops the table for customer satisfaction for commuters

Train operator Grand Central is the highest rated for customer satisfaction amongst British leisure and commuter travellers, according to research published this week by consumer champion Which?

In the Which? leisure travel satisfaction survey, the…

View more18 January 2018
Disappointment at ORR rejection of Grand Central application for additional passenger services

View more19 December 2017
Grand Central celebrates 10 years in business

Grand Central is celebrating 10 years in business and has marked its special milestone with a series of special anniversary events and promotions to thank its loyal customers, staff and supporters.

The train operating company, which was established in 2007 and has its headquarters in…

View more07 December 2017
Grand farewell for Grand Central HST fleet

Grand Central will be saying a fond farewell to its fleet of three High Speed Trains (HSTs) next month (December 2017).

The Class 43 HST fleet, which are 40 years old, will go into retirement at the end of December when Grand Central’s lease ends, paving the way for the introduction of…

View more01 December 2017
Grand Central at the forefront of future transport solutions

Grand Central has supported the Community Transport Association (CTA) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), in the launch of a new report to explore the future of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT).

The partnership project report, which was launched this week (November…

View more24 November 2017
Grand Central Rail supports the homeless with a night sleeping rough in Bradford

Members of the Grand Central Rail team swapped their beds for sleeping bags at Bradford City Football Club this week in aid of a very good cause.

Sean English, Chief Operating Officer at Grand Central along with Will Etherington and Sam Dyson, spent a night in the freezing cold to…

View more09 November 2017