Students enjoy even more savings with Grand Central NUS discount

Students travelling by train with Grand Central can now benefit from a further 10% off Advance train fares when booking with an NUS extra card. The discount, exclusive to Grand Central and sister company CrossCountry, is in addition to the 16-25 Railcard saving, meaning students now have the potential to save a massive 43% when travelling on Grand Central’s North East and West Riding routes.

Grand Central provides a direct service connecting Yorkshire and the North East to London Kings Cross. Students can use their NUS extra card, and benefit from no booking fees, when buying direct with us.

Sean English, General Manager at Grand Central said: “With some of the country’s top universities on our routes, we are delighted to launch this offer, giving students the chance to travel direct to the capital at a fraction of the cost. Grand Central values the communities it serves and this incredible discount provides an affordable way for students to travel, whether it’s back home for the holidays or a trip to see friends. Plus with our extra legroom and free Wi-Fi, students can make the most of the journey to catch up on their coursework when travelling with us.”

Grand Central is celebrating recent success in the latest National Rail Passenger Survey after being named Britain’s highest rated long distance train operator with 95% customer satisfaction. What’s more, customers are 21% more satisfied with Grand Central’s prices than those of other long distance operators.*

*Source: Autumn 2013 – National Rail Passenger Survey


Notes to Editors

1. 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. Make sure you book the cheapest train ticket possible by following our top tips on finding great deals.

2. Grand Central Railway Company Limited also operates North East services between Sunderland, Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, York and London Kings Cross.

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

4. The 10% NUS extra discount is only available on Advance fares, subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply and can be found at