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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.

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…

View more07 October 2019
What's on in November?

As the night’s get colder and darker, the real winter fun starts to begin around the UK.

To give you a taster of what’s in store this November, here is a selection of events taking place…

View more30 September 2019
5 great places for a meeting near King’s Cross Station

For those of us who are forever hopping on and off the train to London to meet with clients, colleagues or suppliers, it’s often hard to always find the perfect place to come together.

View more25 September 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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

View more14 August 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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