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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.

Take the train to Northallerton

Lying in the Vale of Mowbray in the heart of North Yorkshire, Northallerton is a market town with plenty of outdoorsy charm. Perfect for a family day out or a chilled weekend away, you can easily…

View more20 February 2020
Could Carnet tickets be saving you money on trips to London?

Let’s admit it, we all like to save money where we can. So, if you are travelling regularly to or from London using a Grand Central train service, then there might be ways to reduce the amount you…

View more13 February 2020
Romantic UK weekend breaks

Whether you are a hopeless romantic, or far from it, you really can’t fail to escape the February lovefest that is Valentine’s Day.

From bright-red heart-shaped greetings cards to plush…

View more07 February 2020
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

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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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Business travel

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

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