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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 takes centre stage with unveiling of 'William Shakespeare' train

Grand Central 'William Shakespeare' train

To mark its announcement as…

View more23 April 2018
Grand Central celebrates first anniversary of direct trains to London from Low Moor station

Low Moor Station 1st Birthday

Grand Central Rail is celebrating the first…

View more09 April 2018
It's a hat trick for Grand Central and Huddersfield Town

Grand Central has renewed its status as official travel partner for Huddersfield Town Football Club and its Town Foundation for a third year running.

The partnership, which has been agreed for a further two years, says Sean English, Grand Central’s chief operating officer, makes…

View more05 April 2018
Grand Central saves Eaglescliffe ticket office

It’s not the end of the line for Eaglescliffe ticket office, thanks to innovative collaboration between Grand Central and Northern.

Last month, long-standing independent ticket retailer Chester-le-Track announced it would cease trading from Eaglescliffe station on March 31 because of a…

View more03 April 2018
Grand Central begins £9m Adelante train refurbishment

Refurbished Grand Central Trains

Grand Central today (29 March) gave…

View more29 March 2018
Grand Central applies to run additional services on its North East and West Riding routes
  • More trains per day
  • Direct journey opportunities daily to and from Peterborough
  • Six return services per day from the North East to London
  • Six services per day to London from West Yorkshire
  • Five services returning from London daily
  • 1,…
View more09 March 2018
Grand Central reunites couple who live nearly 300 miles apart with special weekend away

A couple who live at other ends of the country from each other enjoyed a romantic weekend together in York after winning a special competition run by Grand Central Rail.

Michelle Stevens, 35, a veterinary nurse, who has lived in London for the past seven years, and her boyfriend…

View more26 February 2018
Grand Central voted passengers' champion

Grand Central has once again taken top honours for passenger satisfaction in a national survey of rail users.

Transport Focus today (30th January) released figures for its twice yearly National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) for Autumn 2017. Grand Central was ranked No. 1 for overall…

View more30 January 2018
Grand Central tops the table for customer satisfaction for commuters

Train operator Grand Central is the highest rated for customer satisfaction amongst British leisure and commuter travellers, according to research published this week by consumer champion Which?

In the Which? leisure travel satisfaction survey, the…

View more18 January 2018