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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.

All you need to know about the UCI Road World Championships 2019

If you live in Yorkshire, then chances are you will be aware that this weekend, the spa town of Harrogate will open its welcoming arms as the host of the UCI Road World Championships 2019.

All you cycling fanatics out there might be clued up on the ins and outs of the event, but for…

View more18 September 2019
Train Trivia: Boost your kids' travel knowledge

Are you going on a train journey soon and want to get your kids excited about the experience?

Well, here we have listed ten fascinating train trivia facts that should hopefully capture their attention and leave them eager to get to the train station on time for departure.

You…

View more11 September 2019
What's on in October?

Everybody loves autumn, the season when the leaves turn yellow, the conkers start to fall, and we can all cosy up on a Saturday night to watch our favourite shows.

With half term looming at the end of October too, we thought we would share a few of the month’s top events with you, in…

View more06 September 2019
What can you do in Sunderland for free?

Sitting just 10 miles southeast of Newcastle, at the mouth or the River Wear, Sunderland is a city offering much more than you might think.

Once hailed as the largest ship-building town in the world, Sunderland was once a small fishing village, but has since expanded into a…

View more28 August 2019
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

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Seasonal events

Ideas and articles about seasonal travel with Grand Central

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Family travel

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

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Lifestyle

Beyond the journey - where can Grand Central take you?

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Business travel

For business travellers interested in maximising their usage of Grand Central and rail

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