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Grand Central announces new community partnership with FC Halifax Town

Rail operator, Grand Central, has signed up to be the new ‘Official Community Partner of FC Halifax Town'.

With deep-rooted links to the communities it serves, Grand Central will be working alongside the club to develop projects and partnerships that will further its reach and benefit the local community.

The rail operator will use its partnership to organise community projects and events throughout the year.

As a nationally renowned brand, Grand Central can not only bring attention to the good work Halifax Town FC does within its locale, but also to a wider audience.

Sean English, Chief Operating Officer for Grand Central, says: “We’re delighted to be working with Halifax Town. ‘The Shaymen’ are a great example of a club that supports and strengthens it local community, and we’re looking forward to helping them take that even further over the next 12 months.”

‘As a major station on our Bradford to London route, Halifax is a key community that we are committed to supporting and through the football club, we have a fantastic opportunity to do that.’

FC Halifax Town’s Commercial Director, John Williams said “We are equally delighted that Grand Central is an official partner at FC Halifax Town. Grand Central is a well-known brand and to have them associated with FC Halifax Town is a testament to Sean and his team. We look forward to working with Sean and his team.”



Notes to Editors

Grand Central Railway Company Limited is an established train operator which provides direct rail connections from towns and cities in Yorkshire and the North East England with London.
Customer satisfaction levels are consistently high and the rail company was named Britain’s best value rail operator for the tenth time in the Spring 2020 National Rail Passenger Survey. In 2020 the same survey saw Grand Central rated overall best operator for customer satisfaction

Grand Central operates West Riding services between Bradford Interchange, Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield, Wakefield Kirkgate, Pontefract Monkhill, Doncaster and London King’s Cross. The rail operator also operates North East services between Sunderland, Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, York and London King’s Cross.

Grand Central is part of the Arriva group. Arriva is one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing over 53,000 people and delivering 2 billion passenger journeys a year across 14 European countries. We are part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies, and are responsible for DB's regional passenger transport services outside Germany.