Important Travel Information for Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2017

We are anticipating increased passenger numbers on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2017. As a result, we are advising passengers that all train services, including Grand Central, are expected to be busy over the weekend.

Saturday 16th December

West Riding

ServiceTimeAvailability
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 10:48 Limited
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 15:48 Very good
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 16:36 Very good
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 19:23 Limited
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 06:55 None - Please seek alternative travel arrangements unless reserved
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 08:51 None - Please seek alternative travel arrangements unless reserved
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 10:21 Good
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 15:51 Very good

North East

ServiceTimeAvailability
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 08:11 Limited
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 11:20 Limited
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 13:20 Limited
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 16:47 Limited
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 19:11 Limited
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 06:43 Limited
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 08:30 Limited
Sunderland - York* 09:11 Unreserved seating
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 12:18 Limited
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 15:29 Good
Sunderland - York 17:29 Limited

*We recommend all customers from the North East travelling to York utilise this service. It will call at all intermediate stops and terminate at York at 11:00. All seating is unreserved in order to maximise availability.

Sunday 17th December

West Riding

ServiceTimeAvailability
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 11:50 Limited
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 15:50 None - Please seek alternative travel arrangements unless reserved
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 18:45 Limited
London Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange 19:22 Limited
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 07:55 None - Please seek alternative travel arrangements unless reserved
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 12:05 Limited
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 15:05 Limited
Bradford Interchange - London Kings Cross 15:59 Good

North East

ServiceTimeAvailability
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 09:47 Limited
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 13:48 Limited
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 16:47 Limited
London Kings Cross - Sunderland 18:22 Limited
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 09:20 Limited
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 12:12 Limited
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 14:12 Limited
Sunderland - London Kings Cross 18:12 Good

Customers with seat reservations are advised that all services will be particularly busy, so please ensure sure you arrive at the station in plenty of time.

I’ve purchased a ticket, but do not have a seat reservation, what are my options?

Please find information below according to the ticket type purchased.

Off-Peak Single & Off-Peak Return

Off-Peak tickets marked ‘Valid only on Grand Central services’ can be used on any Grand Central service for the date shown on the ticket.  Customers without a reservation are strongly advised to travel on services marked with seats available in the table above.

If you have purchased prior to departure and no longer wish to travel, you can apply for a refund from the retailer from which the ticket was purchased. If you bought your tickets on grandcentralrail.com, please click here

Anytime Single (marked Grand Central only)

Anytime Single tickets marked ‘Valid only on Grand Central services’ can be used on any Grand Central service for the date specified on the ticket and the following day

Anytime Single tickets for Sunday 17th December are therefore valid for travel on any Grand Central train on Monday 18th December, if you wish to reschedule your journey. 

Super Off-Peak Single & Super Off-Peak Return

Super Off-Peak tickets marked ‘Any permitted’ are valid for Grand Central, Hull Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast services, subject to time restrictions available here

To ensure a comfortable journey, customers with Super Off-Peak tickets are strongly advised to check services available with alternative operators.

Anytime Single & Anytime Return

Anytime tickets marked ‘Any permitted’ are valid for Grand Central, Hull Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast services.

To ensure a comfortable journey, customers with Anytime tickets are strongly advised to check services available with alternative operators.

I have not purchased a ticket yet, what are my options?

To ensure a comfortable journey, we strongly recommend travelling only on services which show seat availability, or consider travelling on alternative services.

Our friendly Customer Relations in Sheffield are always happy to help- for further information or queries, call us on 0345 603 4852 (08.00 - 18.00, Monday - Friday)