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Weekend upgrades

Enjoy a First Class upgrade for only £15!

  • Please note that due to situation around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently offering our First Class upgrade option

We aim to provide you with a comfortable environment for relaxing, so upgrading to First Class with Grand Central is easy.

Why upgrade to First Class? 

  • Sit back and relax with extra legroom and wide, reclining seats.
  • Enjoy complimentary light refreshments throughout your journey*.
  • Make that weekend trip special, upgrading for only £15 each way.

How to upgrade

Upgrading to First Class with Grand Central is easy - decide on the day, take a seat on the train, and pay for the upgrade when on board**.


  • *Light refreshments consists of tea, coffee, fruit juices, still and sparkling water, and biscuits.
  • **Please note, standard Advance train tickets cannot be upgraded to First Class.
  • Please note upgrades and complimentary light refreshments are subject to availability.
  • Upgrades on Southbound services are only available once the train has departed either York or Doncaster.

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