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Book with Confidence - the latest travel information from Grand Central

Latest update - 17/07/2021

Following the change in government guidance on social distancing from Monday 19 July, we we will be releasing even more great value seats! This means that you might be seated next to another passenger, but we still require all customers to make a seat reservation before you travel so that we can ensure services do not become crowded, but with services now available to book up to six months in advance, it's even easier for you to plan ahead and take advantage of our lowest fares.

Remember that you can change any Grand Central ticket without a fee - the lowest prices are available now, and booking in advance can save you up to 87% versus on-the-day travel! Purchased a ticket to travel with a different operator? Don't worry, you can Book with Confidence knowing that if your plans change, you'll be able to change that ticket without a fee too - and we're providing this promise throughout 2021.

We'll be keeping this page updated with all of the latest travel news, but to make sure you're always kept informed, why not sign up to our newsletter?

Already have a Grand Central ticket for travel after Monday 19 July?

If you already have a ticket for a Grand Central service after Monday 19 July and made your seat reservation(s) when social distancing restrictions were still in place, you will be able to amend your seat reservations (subject to availability). If you purchased your tickets directly from Grand Central, please contact our Customer Relations team via email ([email protected]) to amend your reservation (subject to availability).

If you purchased your ticket via any other website, please contact them directly - we are unable to change ticket(s) purchased through other websites. 

Latest timetable information

You can view our latest timetables below. As we seek to increase services throughout the remainder of 2021, we will always provide you with advance notice when these change.

Click here for full Grand Central timetables

Grand Central travel resources

Seat availability

Reservations are required on all Grand Central services - you can find quieter trains using our helpful seat availability charts here.

You will be prevented from boarding if you do not have a reservation.

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Find the answers to your questions about travelling with Grand Central during the pandemic.

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Passenger assistance

Passenger assistance is still available as normal - you can book this here.

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Changing your ticket

You can change all Grand Central tickets for free - click here for more information.

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Travel restrictions

Latest information on travel guidance and on-board restrictions, including the latest Government guidance.

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Mask guidelines

When travelling with Grand Central, we ask that customers please wear a face covering out of respect for others, unless exempt.


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