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Current COVID restrictions on board

Latest update - 12/09/2021

Following the change in government guidance on social distancing from Monday 19 July, we have released even more great value seats! This means that you might be seated next to another passenger, so we strongly recommend all of our passengers make a seat reservation before travelling, especially if you're travelling in a family or with others. With Grand Central services now available to book up to six months in advance, it's even easier for you to plan ahead and take advantage of our lowest fares.

Remember that you can change any Grand Central ticket without a fee - the lowest prices are available now, and booking in advance can save you up to 87% versus on-the-day travel! Purchased a ticket to travel with a different operator? Don't worry, you can Book with Confidence knowing that if your plans change, you'll be able to change that ticket without a fee too - and we're providing this promise throughout 2021.

When travelling on a Grand Central train, we ask that customers please wear a face covering out of respect for others, unless exempt

National restrictions and guidance

For the latest updates and guidance, the UK government provides a full list of what you are currently able and unable to do on their website:

Latest COVID restriction information

Grand Central COVID-19 restrictions

Current restrictions ❌ What we're doing to make your journey better ✔️
  • Customers are strongly recommended to make a seat reservation before they travel, especially when travelling with others.
  • When travelling on a Grand Central train, we ask that customers please wear a face covering out of respect for others, unless exempt.

Being COVID-aware when you travel

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test and stay at home. Please do not attempt to board the train if you exhibit any of the above symptoms.

More information

You can find more information on Coronavirus/COVID-19 and methods to prevent the virus spreading, together with answers to many questions you may have, using the following links: