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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 Rail takes Terry to his first Premier League game

Grand Central Rail scored an unusual passenger on its West Riding route this week. Terry the Terrier, Huddersfield Town’s mascot, was spotted boarding the Grand Central train as he took the journey to London for the Club’s first match of the season in the Premier League.


View more17 August 2017
High five! Grand Central named Britain’s best value train company for 5th year in a row

Grand Central Railway has been revealed as Britain’s best value long distance train operator for the fifth year in a row by the National Rail Passenger Survey.

Figures released today by Transport Focus reveal that 78% of passengers were satisfied, or very satisfied,…

View more25 July 2017
Grand Central service named fastest timetabled diesel train service in the world

July 2017

We are delighted to announce that, according to Railway Gazette International, Grand Central operates the fastest timetabled diesel train service in…

View more14 July 2017
Celebrating Herriot Country Day at Kings Cross Station

Tuesday 6th June will be ‘Herriot Country Day’ at Kings Cross Station when the World of James Herriot and the Herriot Country Tourism group presents 'Welcome to Herriot Country'

  • Where: Kings Cross Station, London
  • When: Tuesday 6
View more02 June 2017
Grand Central reveals First Class Lounge at Wakefield Kirkgate

Rail users in Wakefield can now enjoy a first class travel experience as Grand Central Rail reveals its first ever First Class lounge at Wakefield Kirkgate.

The investment is part of Grand Central’s ongoing support for the transformation of Wakefield Kirkgate and marks the final stage…

View more03 April 2017
Grand Central services from Low Moor station to London Kings Cross

Grand Central Rail passengers in Yorkshire can now benefit from a new direct connection to London with the addition of the newly regenerated Low Moor station to its route.

From 2nd April 2017, Grand Central will be calling at Low Moor station near Bradford, forming part of the company’…

View more02 April 2017
School rides the rails for World Book Day

The Avenue Primary School celebrated World Book Day with the National Literacy Trust and Grand Central Rail, after winning a writing competition for local schools.

The winning class travelled from Eaglescliffe Station to the historic National Rail Museum in York on a World Book Day…

View more02 March 2017
Grand Central Rail Takes Passenger Safety Award At The UK Rail Industry Awards

Grand Central Rail has scooped the prestigious Passenger Safety award at the UK Rail Industry Awards as a result of its collaboration with Yorkshire children’s author Chris Madeley.

The partnership was recognised for its production of ‘The Cones’, a series of fictional children’s books…

View more14 February 2017
Grand Central Continues To Achieve Top Scores in Passenger Satisfaction Survey

Grand Central Railway has been revealed as one of the highest rated long distance train operators for customer satisfaction.

Figures released today by Transport Focus reveal that 91% of passengers were satisfied, or very satisfied, with Grand Central services in the Autumn 2016…

View more24 January 2017