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The latest news and information from Grand Central railway. Updates on our company, our community outreach and developments in the wider rail industry. For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Grand Central doubles up on seat availability with extra carriages for festive rail passengers

TRAIN operator Grand Central has doubled the number of carriages available to passengers on some of its most popular pre-Christmas services.

With train companies experiencing high demand from rail users looking to visit loved-ones during the relaxation of COVID tier restrictions, Grand…

View more15 December 2020
Grand Central celebrates December return and urges passengers to reserve festive travel now

Long-distance train operator Grand Central has confirmed its trains will run again from early December and has urged passengers to book their festive travel now.

The company, which placed its services into hibernation during the current national lockdown, will return on December 3 with…

View more25 November 2020
Statement from Richard McClean, Managing Director, Grand Central

Following the recent Government announcement that England will enter an initial four-week period of lockdown, Grand Central has made the decision to temporarily suspend all its rail services from the end of service on Friday 6th November. Customers with tickets to travel between…

View more03 November 2020
Lego Grand Central train on track to greet half-term visitors to York

THE train now arriving at York Visitor Information Centre is the centrepiece of a new partnership between the city’s official tourism body and rail operator Grand Central.

The four-metre Lego model made the short journey from Grand Central’s Rougier Street headquarters on Thursday, and…

View more26 October 2020
Arriva train companies tell business travellers it’s ‘Good To Go’ by rail

PUTTING the train back at the heart of business travel is the aim of three UK train operators who are backing a new customer confidence scheme by Visit Britain.

Grand Central, CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways have all gained accreditation to…

View more16 September 2020
Grand Central ramps up train services between Bradford and London

RAIL passengers in West Yorkshire will benefit from extra seats as train operator Grand Central returns to its pre-COVID service levels in the coming week.

The York-based company will launch a third daily return service between Bradford and London Kings Cross on Sunday (September 13),…

View more11 September 2020
Grand Central’s planned Blackpool to London route falls victim to COVID-19

Grand Central will not launch its planned North West route train service between Blackpool and London after COVID-19 rendered plans ‘unfeasible’.

Company executives at Grand Central and parent company Arriva said following months of exploring all options to launch the proposed…

View more10 September 2020
More seats for passengers as Grand Central adds extra North East services

GRAND Central is adding an extra return service to its North East route on Monday (Aug 24) as the company consolidates its post-lockdown return.

With the York-based operator seeing passenger numbers increase since it returned from a self-imposed COVID hibernation on July 26th…

View more21 August 2020
Extra passenger services announced as Grand Central readies for weekend relaunch

An earlier version of this press release described the additional service on the North East route as begining on August 23 - this service is being added on August 24, with additional information on Sunday services (such as August 23) pending.

The Yorkshire-…

View more24 July 2020