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Grand Central & Connections

While Grand Central prides ourselves on providing cost-effective travel to communities across the North East and Yorkshire, we know that sometimes our customers may find their local stations more convenient. That's why we've worked with our sister company CrossCountry, as well as Northern and Transpennine Express in order to provide connecting fares between the following stations and London Kings Cross:

North East connections

North East Connections

West Riding connections

West Riding Connections

  • See a full list of our connecting stations here
    • Northern station GC Connecting station Train operator
      Adwick Doncaster Northern
      Bentley (S. Yorks) Doncaster Northern
      Brough Doncaster Northern
      Conisbrough Doncaster Northern
      Hatfield & Stainforth Doncaster Northern
      Kirk Sandall Doncaster Northern
      Hull Doncaster Northern
      Mexborough Doncaster Northern
      Scunthorpe Doncaster Northern
      Sheffield Doncaster Northern & CrossCountry
      South Elmsall Doncaster Northern
      Swinton Doncaster Northern
      Thorne BR Doncaster Northern
      Crowle Doncaster Northern
      Fitzwilliam Doncaster Northern
      Rotherham Central Doncaster Northern
      Althorpe Doncaster Northern
      Goole Doncaster Northern
      Sandal & Agbrigg Doncaster Northern
      Meadowhall Doncaster Northern & TPE
      Rawcliffe Doncaster Northern
      Snaith Doncaster Northern
      Broomfleet Doncaster Northern
      Brough Doncaster Northern
      Ferriby Doncaster Northern
      Hessle Doncaster Northern
      Gilberdyke Doncaster Northern
      Hull Doncaster Northern
      Hensall Doncaster Northern
      Whitley Bridge Doncaster Northern
      Middlesbrough Eaglescliffe Northern & TPE
      Thornaby Eaglescliffe & York Northern & TPE
      Dinsdale Eaglescliffe Northern
      Howden York Northern
      Huddersfield York & Mirfield Northern & TPE
      Poppleton York Northern
      Wressle York Northern
      Cattal York Northern
      Selby York Northern
      Church Fenton York Northern
      Sherburn-in-Elmet York Northern
      Ulleskelf York Northern
      Harrogate York Northern
      Knaresborough York Northern
      Starbeck York Northern
      Hornbeam Park York Northern
      East Garforth York Northern
      Cross Gates York Northern
      Garforth York Northern
      Micklefield York Northern
      Pannal York Northern
      Batley York Northern
      Leeds York Northern
      Bramley York Northern
      Headingley York Northern
      Cottingley York Northern
      Horsforth York Northern
      Burley Park York Northern
      New Pudsey York Northern
      Dewsbury Mirfield Northern
      Ravensthorpe Mirfield & Doncaster Northern
      Morley Mirfield Northern
      Darton Wakefield Kirkgate Northern
      Weeton Wakefield Kirkgate & York Northern
      Streethouse Wakefield Kirkgate Northern
      Featherstone Wakefield Kirkgate Northern
      Knottingley Wakefield Kirkgate & Doncaster Northern
      Burley Manchester Road Halifax Northern
      Darlington York & Doncaster CrossCountry & TPE
      Durham York & Doncaster CrossCountry & TPE
      Leeds York CrossCountry & TPE
      Newcastle York & Doncaster CrossCountry & TPE
      Chester-le-Street York TPE
      Cleethorpes Doncaster TPE
      Grimsby Town Doncaster TPE
      Malton York TPE
      Scarborough York TPE
      Seamer York TPE


How do connecting fares work?

Connecting fares provide you with a flexible ticket you can use on the day of your journey to travel from one of the stations listed above to a station served by Grand Central, saving you money versus buying Anytime Return tickets.

How can I buy Grand Central & Connections fares?

For the best value, Connecting fares can be bought on our website using the "Find your train" panel to the left. By booking in Advance, you can save up to 86% on the cost of your travel, and Grand Central will never charge you a booking fee. Alternatively, they are available anywhere else train tickets are sold.

I can't see a connecting fare

If you are unable to see a connecting fare in your journey results, enter the corresponding Grand Central station from the table above in the "via" section of the "via/avoid" options.


Grand Central & Connections fares are only available on Grand Central Advance purchases and cannot be offered with Anytime or Off-Peak return ticket types. Connecting tickets are valid at any time on the day of purchase and may not include specific seat reservations.

Which trains can I travel on?

Your Grand Central ticket is Advance and therefore only valid on the booked service. Your connecting ticket will allow you to travel on any applicable Northern, CrossCountry or Transpennine Express service between your origin and connecting stations. Travel via other train operators is not currently permitted.