Grand Central on track to deliver extra service in Yorkshire

Rail travellers in Yorkshire will soon benefit from an additional direct connection to London, thanks to the launch of Grand Central Rail’s fourth West Riding service this December.

From Monday 9 December 2013, passengers travelling between Bradford Interchange and London King’s Cross will have access to a new direct daily service at 07.52 southbound and 16.03 northbound, giving business travellers increased accessibility to the capital and leisure passengers the flexibility of day trip travel. The announcement comes as tickets for the service became available to book online at

Sean English, General Manager at Grand Central, said “We are excited to launch our fourth daily direct service on the West Riding route, which means we can offer more accessible travel for the people of Yorkshire. We launched an additional service on our North East route last year, which proved to be extremely popular with business travellers and leisure passengers alike and we hope to replicate this success on the West Riding route.

“Grand Central provides many communities in Yorkshire with their only direct service to the capital, connecting customers with wonderful destinations, attractions and many hidden gems. In addition, the new northbound service will provide greater access to our region for tourists and travellers from the south. I hope that customers will take advantage of this great new service and we look forward to welcoming them on board from December.”

Gemma Walters from Sowerby Bridge is a regular passenger with Grand Central. She said: “I travel frequently between Halifax and London for work and often use Grand Central as it’s great to have a direct service on my doorstep, which is often cheaper than other services. This new service is great news, as it gives me more options, and will make it much easier to plan a day trip.”


Notes to Editors

Grand Central Railway Company Limited operates West Riding services between Bradford Interchange, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield, Pontefract Monkhill, Wakefield Kirkgate, Doncaster and London King’s Cross.

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