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Christmas crackers: 10 festive jokes to make you chuckle on the train

Got a long train journey ahead? Need a bit of fun to keep the kids entertained? Well, we thought we would send over a bit of Christmas cheer to get you all in the mood for the big day…

So, here are a few of our favourite festive jokes. You are probably likely to find some of these in…

View more23 December 2019
He's behind you! A round-up on this year's best UK pantomimes

Soap stars in satin breeches, slapstick comedy and booing at the villains – everyone loves a trip to the panto. Here we have listed our pick of the best pantomimes in town. Oh yes we have!


Sleeping Beauty at the…

View more07 November 2019
Get your Christmas train travel sorted early

You may be one of those people who don’t like to hear the ‘C’ word until the beginning of December, but believe it or not, for others the festive planning is already in full swing!

Even if you think it’s a bit early to write your Christmas card list or head into the attic to dig out…

View more15 October 2019
Simple tips for a stress-free Half Term

Today is World Mental Health Day – a day which casts light on the many mental health issues that the population is suffering with on an everyday basis. According to recent studies,…

View more10 October 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.


View more11 September 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
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
Five must-visit places in the UK for animal lovers

Let’s face it, we are a nation of animal lovers and thankfully there is an abundance of wildlife parks, bird sanctuaries and nature reserves dotted around the country for us all to enjoy.

Whether you are a fan of the fluffy, feathered or scaly varieties, our guide offers five fantastic…

View more07 June 2019
Five great summer staycation ideas

If you are not a fan of busy airports or bumpy ferry crossings, then a UK staycation might be just what you need this summer.

Whether you choose to road-trip in your own vehicle or take advantage of the vast array of train stations around the UK and travel by train, there are literally…

View more05 June 2019
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Seasonal events

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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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