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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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Disappointment at ORR rejection of Grand Central application for additional passenger services

View more19 December 2017
Grand Central celebrates 10 years in business

Grand Central is celebrating 10 years in business and has marked its special milestone with a series of special anniversary events and promotions to thank its loyal customers, staff and supporters.

The train operating company, which was established in 2007 and has its headquarters in…

View more07 December 2017
Grand farewell for Grand Central HST fleet

Grand Central will be saying a fond farewell to its fleet of three High Speed Trains (HSTs) next month (December 2017).

The Class 43 HST fleet, which are 40 years old, will go into retirement at the end of December when Grand Central’s lease ends, paving the way for the introduction of…

View more01 December 2017
Grand Central at the forefront of future transport solutions

Grand Central has supported the Community Transport Association (CTA) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), in the launch of a new report to explore the future of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT).

The partnership project report, which was launched this week (November…

View more24 November 2017
Grand Central Rail supports the homeless with a night sleeping rough in Bradford

Members of the Grand Central Rail team swapped their beds for sleeping bags at Bradford City Football Club this week in aid of a very good cause.

Sean English, Chief Operating Officer at Grand Central along with Will Etherington and Sam Dyson, spent a night in the freezing cold to…

View more09 November 2017
The Piece Hall Trust and Grand Central Rail team up to bring visitors from London to Halifax

It’s full steam ahead for a new travel partnership between The Piece Hall Trust and Grand Central Rail, which was announced today [Wednesday 25 October] with a packed day of activities, designed to turn travellers’ heads when passing through Kings Cross Station in London.

Members of…

View more25 October 2017
FIFA 18 to feature Grand Central Rail

Grand Central Rail, the official travel partner of Huddersfield Town, will feature in the new FIFA 18 video game from Electronic Arts for the first time.

Following Huddersfield Town’s newfound Premier League status, the football club and its home ground, the John Smith’s…

View more29 September 2017
Grand Central Rail brings Yorkshire Jazz to Kings Cross Passengers

Marsden Jazz Festival 2018

Grand Central Rail is helping to spread the sound of Jazz…

View more27 September 2017
Grand Central Rail is just the e-ticket

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.

View more19 September 2017