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Please note, the information contained within this press release refers to an earlier iteration of Grand Central's e-ticketing technology, which now differs. Please see for more information.

Passengers travelling with Grand Central Rail can now benefit from a new e-ticketing service which makes the ticket buying and travel experience more convenient for its customers.

Grand Central’s e-ticket system allows customers to purchase tickets online and display them on their mobile device, no longer needing to queue at the ticket office or wait for their tickets to be delivered. The ticket is sent via email as a downloadable PDF, where the barcode is scanned by train crew and/or at ticket gates.

The news follows Grand Central’s recent positive feedback in the National Rail Passenger Survey, which highlighted an overall customer satisfaction rating of 94%. Grand Central was ranked the top long distance operator for value for money.

Richard McClean, Managing Director of Grand Central Rail, said: “We are always striving to improve our customer experience and we listen to our passengers, which is one of the reasons we are consistently awarded positive feedback in the National Rail Passenger Survey. As a result, we know that our customers want more convenience, less complication and more use of technology to enhance their journey with us and this new e-ticketing service does those things. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it offers our passengers a fast and efficient way of storing their ticket, and a way of doing business which makes sense to them.”

The e-ticketing service is available on desktop and mobile devices and is valid for Grand Central Advance fares, available to book up to two hours before travelling.

Grand Central provides an easy and direct train service from London to Yorkshire and the North East, offering passengers the best possible customer service, as well as comfortable seats, free Wi-Fi and plenty of legroom.


For more information contact Danielle Kaye or Eleanor Cropper at Grayling on 0113 273 9900 or email [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

  • Grand Central Railway Company Limited operates West Riding services between Bradford Interchange, Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield, Wakefield Kirkgate, Pontefract Monkhill, Doncaster and London Kings Cross
  • Grand Central Railway Company Limited also operates North East services between Sunderland, Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, York and London Kings Cross
  • Grand Central has been ranked as Britain’s best value long distance train operator for the fifth year in a row in the Spring 17 National Rail Passenger Survey. Grand Central was also revealed as Britain’s highest-rated long distance operator in the 2017 Which? Magazine Train Satisfaction Survey with 72% passenger satisfaction score

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