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Grand Central Railway Company Limited

Grand Central reaches the parts of the country other services don’t – directly linking large cities in Yorkshire and the North East with London, often for the first time in years.

Grand Central’s first route was launched in December 2007 and linked London Kings Cross with York and the North East. In May 2010, this was joined by our West Riding service, linking Doncaster, Bradford and West Yorkshire with London. Most recently we have added Peterborough to our list of stations (as from January 2024).

We call at the smaller stations which other operators might miss, which means we're always looking to be active in the local community, through our various social responsibility programs and helping out local organisations.

We operate an all-Adelante fleet, with our ten high-speed Class 180 trains conveying passengers between our 16 destinations on 20 services per day. All of our trains have been refurbished to a high standard since 2018, with leather-edged seating throughout, free on-board Wi-Fi and on-board catering.

Why Grand Central?

  • Part of the Arriva family since 2011 (including CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways).
  • Long distance ‘Open-Access’ train operator. Challenger brand on the East Coast Mainline - competing with LNER and Hull Trains.
  • Superior customer service – 95% satisfaction (Spring 2020 National Rail Passenger Survey).
  • Trains serve their local stations.
  • Lower prices than competing services.
  • Comfortable seats on trains – plenty of legroom!
  • Non-stop, fast(est) journeys between York/Doncaster and London. 5,000+ seats per day.
  • E-ticket fulfilment.
  • Fully licensed buffet.


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1 Admiral Way, Doxford International Business Park, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR3 3XP
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