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The Piece Hall Trust and Grand Central Rail team up to bring visitors from London to Halifax

It’s full steam ahead for a new travel partnership between The Piece Hall Trust and Grand Central Rail, which was announced today [Wednesday 25 October] with a packed day of activities, designed to turn travellers’ heads when passing through Kings Cross Station in London.

Members of…

View more25 October 2017
FIFA 18 to feature Grand Central Rail

Grand Central Rail, the official travel partner of Huddersfield Town, will feature in the new FIFA 18 video game from Electronic Arts for the first time.

Following Huddersfield Town’s newfound Premier League status, the football club and its home ground, the John Smith’s…

View more29 September 2017
Grand Central Rail brings Yorkshire Jazz to Kings Cross Passengers

Marsden Jazz Festival 2018

Grand Central Rail is helping to spread the sound of Jazz…

View more27 September 2017
Grand Central Rail is just the e-ticket

Please note, the information contained within this press release refers to an earlier iteration of Grand Central's e-ticketing technology, which now differs. Please see for more information.

View more19 September 2017
Grand Central Rail takes Terry to his first Premier League game

Grand Central Rail scored an unusual passenger on its West Riding route this week. Terry the Terrier, Huddersfield Town’s mascot, was spotted boarding the Grand Central train as he took the journey to London for the Club’s first match of the season in the Premier League.


View more17 August 2017
High five! Grand Central named Britain’s best value train company for 5th year in a row

Grand Central Railway has been revealed as Britain’s best value long distance train operator for the fifth year in a row by the National Rail Passenger Survey.

Figures released today by Transport Focus reveal that 78% of passengers were satisfied, or very satisfied,…

View more25 July 2017
Grand Central service named fastest timetabled diesel train service in the world

July 2017

We are delighted to announce that, according to Railway Gazette International, Grand Central operates the fastest timetabled diesel train service in…

View more14 July 2017
Celebrating Herriot Country Day at Kings Cross Station

Tuesday 6th June will be ‘Herriot Country Day’ at Kings Cross Station when the World of James Herriot and the Herriot Country Tourism group presents 'Welcome to Herriot Country'

  • Where: Kings Cross Station, London
  • When: Tuesday 6
View more02 June 2017
Grand Central reveals First Class Lounge at Wakefield Kirkgate

Rail users in Wakefield can now enjoy a first class travel experience as Grand Central Rail reveals its first ever First Class lounge at Wakefield Kirkgate.

The investment is part of Grand Central’s ongoing support for the transformation of Wakefield Kirkgate and marks the final stage…

View more03 April 2017