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Summer travel

School children could be in with a chance of experiencing life as a travel writer this summer as Grand Central Rail launches a new summer e-guide and calls on children to become the chief correspondent.

To mark the start of summer, Grand Central is celebrating the destinations and attractions along its routes and helping customers find the best days out by launching the new summer e-guide at grandcentralrail.com. The company is calling on children in the region to enter the competition to become Grand Central’s correspondent by submitting a 100-word review of their favourite destination along the Grand Central route.

The selected correspondent will travel with their family during the school holidays to London for an overnight stay and a day trip in either Doncaster or Thirsk. The winner will then have the opportunity to share their experiences by reviewing their trips to feature in the summer e-guide.

Sean English, General Manager at Grand Central, said “We are really excited to launch our very own travel guide for our customers and are thrilled to be able to offer local children the chance to be included in this. Grand Central operates at the heart of the communities we serve and we connect customers in Yorkshire with wonderful destinations, attractions and many hidden gems, so in the build-up to summer we wanted to celebrate the great many things to do in our region. I hope that customers will visit our e-guide on our website and be inspired for their next trip.”

Entrants should visit our Summer is here page to view the competition details, terms and conditions, and to download an entry form. Reviews should be submitted along with an entry form by e-mailing grandcentral@grayling.com. The competition closes on Friday 12 July 2013 and winners will be selected no later than Tuesday 16 July 2013.


Notes to Editors

Grand Central runs two routes between the North East, York and London and West Yorkshire, Doncaster and London. 

For further information on Grand Central and, to buy tickets with no booking fee, visit grandcentralrail.com