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2020 train travel resolutions

You might have already set yourself some new year goals in terms of health, wellbeing and your career, but have you thought about any travel goals too? Chances are, the answer is no.

If you commute regularly for work or pleasure, then the likelihood is that you will spend a lot of time…

View more13 January 2020
Blackpool Tower Ballroom: 6 things you didn't know

Blackpool Tower Ballroom is the undisputed home of ballroom dancing. Dance fans and dancers of all ages and nationalities throng to this glittering mecca to strut their stuff on the famous dancefloor and soak up a bit of old-time glamour. And, as Strictly Come Dancing descends upon Blackpool…

View more22 November 2019
How to get the most out of Black Friday

Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping Black Friday as it becomes an increasingly prominent date in most retailers’ sales schedules. This year, Black Friday falls on 29th November and bargain hunters across the UK will be looking to grab themselves some deals. If you’re venturing to the shops…

View more18 November 2019
5 places to grab a coffee in Milton Keynes

Coffee and train travel go hand in hand. Whether you’re hanging around waiting for your next connection, meeting friends straight off the train, or looking for a good place to have a meeting, a cup of coffee is never far from the thoughts of most train travellers.

If you’re planning to…

View more21 October 2019
Halloween-inspired Half Term ideas on a budget

Whether you are a fan of Halloween or not, over the next few weeks it’s going to be hard to escape the madness – especially with it tying in with Half Term week, too.

If you have kids, try to embrace the ghoulish delights of the season to create some holiday fun for all the family to…

View more17 October 2019
6 reasons to get the train to Blackpool this autumn

A famous Lancashire seaside town – Blackpool needs no introduction. But, how many of us have actually spent a day there for solely leisure purposes? Well, if you haven’t, then now’s the time to book those Blackpool train tickets and start planning your itinerary in detail.

Here is our…

View more07 October 2019
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
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
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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Beyond the journey - where can Grand Central take you?

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

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