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Great value Advance fares

On RMT strike days Tuesday 21st June, Thursday 23rd June & Saturday 25th June we plan to run a reduced service on both our routes.

  • Reservations are compulsory on these days and customers without reservations will not be permitted to board. 
  • If your journey is disrupted on a strike day, you can travel the day before or after with any valid Grand Central ticket.
  • If your journey has been disrupted due to the strike actions you can change your travel plans or request a refund from you point of purchase fee free. 

You can view our strike timetable here. On the days either side of strike days, we plan to run a full timetable however there are some alterations to first and last trains. Full information on industry strike action can be found on the National Rail website here:  

Travel for less with Grand Central Advance tickets, our best value yet - now available on Grand Central trains up to 6 months in advance between London and any of our calling points in Yorkshire and North East - that's twice as much availability as most other operators!

To take advantage of these cut-price tickets, you'll need to book before you travel. They are sold in limited numbers and so subject to availability - make sure you check out our ticket availability page so you always know when the cheapest tickets are being released.

Remember to book early as these fares are only available in advance of travel and there are a limited number for each service available.

  • Buy tickets today using the search panel or call 0345 603 4852 (option 2, then 1)

Advance fare tickets are single (one-way) tickets for selected journeys available in First Class and Standard class, offering the best available price for each journey.

  • Discounts
    • Standard Class: Child discounts, 16-25, 26-30, Family & Friends, Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcards discounts apply.
    • First Class: Child discounts, 16-25, 26-30, Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcards discounts apply.
  • When and where the ticket can be used
    • Tickets are valid ONLY on the date and train service(s) shown on the ticket(s).
    • Where applicable, you must travel in the Class and reserved seat(s) shown on the ticket(s).
    • Tickets may only be used on the services of the Train Company (or geographic route where applicable) shown next to ‘Route’ on the ticket.
    • If the ‘Route’ also states ‘and Connections’, travel is allowed on appropriate connecting trains where shown on the ticket(s) or other valid travel itinerary.
    • If the route is prefixed with a +, the ticket includes the cost of travelling across London on London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail or Thameslink services as appropriate to the journey.
  • Conditions of use
    • You must be at the departure station shown on your ticket in good time to catch the train. If you miss the first train on which you are booked for any reason, a new ticket must be purchased.
    • If delays occur while travelling, you will be allowed to take the next available train(s) to complete your journey.
    • Railcard holders travelling on a discounted ticket must carry their Railcard when they travel. If a Railcard holder fails to produce a valid Railcard with their ticket, a new ticket must be purchased as if no Railcard and/or no ticket were held.
    •  Grand Central ticket holders are not able to use the First Class Lounges at London Kings Cross or Doncaster.
  • Break of journey
    • You may not start, break and resume, or end your journey at any intermediate station except to change to/from connecting trains as shown on the ticket(s) or other valid travel itinerary.
  • Free changes to time and date of travel
    • Changes to time or date of travel must be arranged before departure of the first reserved train printed on the ticket, after which the ticket has no value and a new one must be purchased. You will need to present the ticket(s) and reservation(s) when you request a change.
    • Changes to tickets cannot be made on-board the train. If you board a train without a ticket and reservation for that service, a new ticket must be purchased. Depending on the Train Company you are travelling with, you may be liable to a Penalty Fare if you board the train with an invalid ticket.
    • The origin, destination and Train Company or route shown on the ticket(s) must remain the same.
    • The difference between the price paid and cost of the next suitable fare for your journey is payable. If you change to a train on which a cheaper fare is available, the difference will not be refunded.
  • Refunds
    • You cannot refund an Advance ticket
    • If the train you purchased a ticket for is cancelled or delayed by more than 60 minutes, special arrangements will be made to accommodate you on another train (although a seat cannot be guaranteed). If, as a result, you decide not to travel, a refund will be offered on completely unused tickets and you will not be charged an administration fee.