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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.

What's on in March?

We don’t know about you, but for us, March signifies the beginning of British springtime. The daffodils and snow drops come out in full bloom and those evenings start to stay a little lighter for…

View more03 February 2020
5 ways to reduce pre-meeting stress

If you work in an environment where meetings are part of the norm, then chances are you will spend a lot of time travelling from place to place meeting with clients, suppliers or associates.…

View more27 January 2020
3 ways to cut back on your weekday spending

Is it just us or does the last payday seem like a very long time ago? Due to the impact that December tends to have on our bank balances, January often seems like a good time to re-evaluate our…

View more23 January 2020
Popping to Preston

Located on our upcoming London to Blackpool route, Preston sits in the heart of Lancashire and is a city with a…

View more20 January 2020
Avoiding Blue Monday

This Monday, 20th January, is Blue Monday, known as the most depressing day of the year. Great, I bet you can’t wait for that morning alarm bell to ring! Well, this year we are making a defiant…

View more16 January 2020
What’s on in February?

The Christmas tree has gone to be recycled, the decorations are back in the loft and the kids are back to school (huge sigh of relief).

Although January is often seen as a tough month…

View more06 January 2020
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…

View more23 December 2019
How to wind down for Christmas

You’ve ordered the turkey, written the cards, wrapped the presents, cleaned and decorated the house and circled your must-see programmes in the Radio Times. Phew! But has all that exertion left…

View more19 December 2019
Train-inspired Christmas gift ideas

Got a train enthusiast in the family? Here are some railway-themed present ideas to guarantee a smile on their face this Christmas Day.

A trip on a vintage steam train

The…

View more16 December 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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