News & Press

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Latest news and press releases

DatePress release
17 August 2017

Grand Central Rail takes Terry to his first Premier League game

25 July 2017

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

14 July 2017
2 June 2017
3 April 2017 Grand central reveal First Class lounge at Wakefield Kirkgate
2 April 2017 Grand Central service direct from Low Moor to London Kings Cross
2 March 2017 School rides the rails for World Book Day
14 February 2017 Grand Central Rail Takes Passenger Safety Award At The UK Industry Awards
24 January 2017 Grand Central Continues To Achieve Top Scores in Passenger Satisfaction Survey
22 January 2017

Grand Central rail invests in new station ambassadors in Thirsk & Northallerton 

20 January 2017 Grand Central Rail Maintains Top Satisfaction Scores With Passengers
25 October 2016 Grand Central Rail Unveils Additional Services For The Festive Season
7 October 2016

Grand Central searches for Thirsk Station Ambassadors

3 October 2016

40th Anniversary of the High Speed Train

15 September 2016

Britain Runs on Rail Launch!

30 June 2016 Grand Central announced as Britain's best loved train operator in passenger survey satisfaction survey
1 June 2016  Halifax Hospice Wins Grand Gesture
16 May 2016 Grand Central spreads the word on on rail safety
18 April 2016 Grand Central lends helping hand to the community
21 March 2016 Grand Central frame Roseberry Topping
18 February 2016 Grand Central Rail ranked highest in passenger satisfaction
27 January 2016 Grand Central maintains top satisfaction scores with passengers
21 December 2015 Grand Central teams up with 'The Yorkshire Club'
13 August 2015 Heart of the Community Awards 2015
25 June 2015 Passengers remain satisfied with Grand Central
11 June 2015 ‘Grand Gestures’ set to take over the region
16 March 2015 Expo Milano 2015
16 February 2015 Small is beautiful: Grand Central Rail ranked highest ever in passenger satisfaction 
27 January 2015 Passengers put Grand Central Rail in first place
3 December 2014 Sunderland Student lined up for arts accolade
13 November 2014 Grand Central supports Movember
06 October 2014 £7.8m investments are just the ticket
15 August 2014 Grand Central 'most trusted' rail operator
05 August 2014 Open access operator agrees 10 year contract extension
26 June 2014 Grand Central service continues along the right lines
17 June 2014 Heart of the Community Awards
31 January 2014 Students enjoy even more savings with Grand Central NUS discount
21 January 2014 Grand Central receives 95% satisfaction in the latest National Rail Passenger Survey
26 September 2013 Grand Central on track to deliver extra service in Yorkshire
13 August 2013 Author shares his favourite places in Yorkshire
08 August 2013 Grand Central Seeks Rail Contract Extension
20 June 2013 Extra! Extra! Summer is here!
31 May 2013 Grand Central Rail invests in North East operation
14 March 2013 Red Noses for all - including the trains!
29 January 2013 Grand Central receives 96% satisfaction in the latest National Passenger Survey
21 January 2013 Save money on a Family & Friends Railcard
12 December 2012  Hart of the North photography competition
24 October 2012 Extra daily train service to and from London Kings Cross from December
19 October 2012 London schoolchildren get reading in Herriot Country
03 October 2012 Grand Central's favourite artist exhibits in Yorkshire
03 April 2012 York College students discover All Creatures Great and Small in Herriot Country
03 March 2012 Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee at the Diamond Festival, Hartlepool
26 January 2012 Grand Central top for Passenger Satisfaction!
25 January 2012 No queues, no fuss: Grand Central launches 'Print Your Own' train tickets
09 December 2011 Mirfield gets direct rail services to and from London
09 December 2011 Next stop - Mirfield!
06 December 2011 Correct 2012 ticket prices available from 20 December
22 November 2011 Money saving offers on top tourist destinations – only with Grand Central
19 November 2011 York Student Television and Grand Central raise money for Children in Need
04 November 2011 Arriva acquires open access operator Grand Central Railway 
26 October 2011 Join us on Grand Central's Charity Ghost Train 2011 
21 October 2011 The Yorkshire Artist – Ashley Jackson takes to the tracks
10 October 2011 Media Invitation - join Ashley Jackson at a train naming ceremony
10 October 2011 Ghost train full of spooky tales and mysterious goings on
27 September 2011 Visit Mike Pannett's Yorkshire with Grand Central
19 September 2011 High speed train travel – but it’s at 2,660 mph!
01 September 2011 Get on-board for a taste of Yorkshire 
08 August 2011 New service launched - but you won't find it on any train timetable
04 August 2011 Helping hand from Grand Central as Street Angels’ work recognised in Parliament
02 August 2011 The next train to arrive at Jorvik
22 July 2011 Tastefully done - world-wide expert raises a glass to on-board beers
20 July 2011 Grand Central offers greater rewards for frequent train travellers 
07 July 2011 Let's make Bradford Britain's Curry Capital 2011
05 July 2011 The Railway Children steam back into London Waterloo Station
01 July 2011 A summer of events at Grand Central
04 June 2011 Miss England hopeful gets a helping hand from Grand Central Railway
02 March 2011 Grand Central surprised and disappointed by ORR announcement

Archive 2008 - 2010

DatePress release
03 May 2010 Direct London trains restored to Wakefield Kirkgate after 32 years
30 April 2010 Bradford gets three new London trains from 23 May
30 April 2010 Direct London trains restored to Halifax after 32 years
02 March 2010 Angel Trains in HST lease-back deal with Grand Central
04 February 2010 95% of passengers give Grand Central the thumbs up!
05 January 2010 Mad Hatter Tea on track for success with railway contract
21 August 2009 Grand Central Signs up 3 additional trains for new 'West Riding' Service
05 August 2009 New West Riding service
30 July 2009 Grand Central Railway names train after famous Yorkshire vet James Herriot 
30 March 2009 New trains for new services
18 December 2008 Grand Central - the first 365 days!