Grand Central service named fastest timetabled diesel train service in the world

Grand Central Class 180

July 2017

We are delighted to announce that, according to Railway Gazette International, Grand Central operates the fastest timetabled diesel train service in the world. Our 19:52 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange service has an average timetabled speed of 172.8 km/h (107.4mph) using a Class 180 train between London Kings Cross and Doncaster.

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Notes for Editors:

  1. Grand Central Railway Company Limited operates West Riding services between Bradford Interchange, Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield, Wakefield Kirkgate, Pontefract Monkhill, Doncaster and London Kings Cross.
  2. Grand Central Railway Company Limited also operates North East services between Sunderland, Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, York and London Kings Cross.