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Grand Central services will not run August 24 & August 25

Please be aware that Grand Central services will not be running on August 24 and 25 due to essential engineering works taking place at King's Cross station. Additionally, an amended service will be in operation on Friday August 23 and Monday August 26. Services are expected to be busy during these periods so we are advising all customers not to travel over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Last updated 09:47 am, Monday 19/08

Information for customers who booked travel before June 19 and need to amend their travel date

If you purchased a ticket through grandcentralrail.com prior to June 19th 2019 and need to amend it, please click here.

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Welcome to the Grand Central blog. Unlike the News section, here we'll be posting less formal, more informational pieces about the places we go and ideas for things to do there, as well as features and upcoming event information.

How to never be late for a meeting again

We’ve all had to send that dreaded message before. You know, the “Sorry, I’m running a few minutes late for our meeting” message. After all, life is busy and there are always some things that are out of our control.

However, if you want to take some control back and show your…

View more21 August 2019
What's on in September?

With everyone returning from their summer holidays and getting back into the swing of work and school, be sure not to let the fun stop! These family-friendly events in September are sure to keep everyone happy.

Whether you hop on a train to London Kings Cross station, a train destined…

View more14 August 2019
Train travel with a baby: Top tips

When it comes to travelling with your little one, the thought and preparation may seem a little daunting, especially if you are a first-time parent. From ensuring their spare clothes, nappies, food and other essentials are packed, to making sure their favourite comforter is with you, it may seem…

View more07 August 2019
10 great apps to download on the train

If you are one of the many commuters who use the train regularly to get from meeting to meeting, or office to office, then there is a good chance you will have a lot of spare time on your hands until your train gets into its destination station.

Hopefully, you will already have read…

View more24 July 2019
The best places to picnic in London

Picnicking is one of the summertime activities that we all love to partake in. Homemade sandwiches, fresh fruit, summer cordials and the chance to relax and catch up with friends and family. Plus, throw in an essential game of rounders for good measure and you are in for a really fantastic day…

View more17 July 2019
Five free games to play on the train

There’s no denying that having children is an expensive experience. A recent study by The Money Advice Service stated that it costs on average £155,100 to raise a child until the age of 18 if you…

View more10 July 2019
What’s on in August?

The countdown to the school summer holidays is now on. With only a matter of days to go, it’s time to start planning some great days out in the UK with your kids.

August is absolutely jam-packed with family-friendly events, festivals and summer activities, so here are just a few that…

View more03 July 2019
Keep your cool while travelling by train this summer

Even though we haven’t experienced that much of summer in the UK yet, we are staying hopeful for some long sunny days to come in July and August.

If you commute to work regularly by train or are planning some long trips over the next couple of months, then you might want to think about…

View more26 June 2019
Celebrate summer in York

If you’re planning a staycation in the UK this summer and are looking for special places to visit, then make sure that York is high on your agenda.

This vibrant and historical city is alive more than ever during the summer months, with events and activities for the whole family to…

View more19 June 2019

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How you and your family can get the most out of Grand Central's services between London and the North.

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