Grand Central Railway Trains

Grand Central Railway is owned by Arriva UK Trains running services between London King’s Cross and Sunderland on the North Eastern Line and between London King’s Cross and Bradford Interchange on the West Riding Line. Five trains normally run a day on the North Eastern Line and four a day on the West Riding Line. Grand Central Railway has five Class 180 Adelante trains, which run at a top speed of 125 mph.

Use the search box above to plan and book tickets for your Grand Central Railway journey.

Grand Central Railway Train Map

Grand Central Railway runs trains to several major cities, including Sunderland, York, and Doncaster. You can reach the beautiful North Yorkshire towns of Northallerton and Thirsk or visit Hartlepool on the coast on the North Eastern line. You can take in Yorkshire's sights on the West Riding line, be it at Pontefract, Bradford, or Halifax. All these destinations are reachable from London, so there are many possibilities.

Use our Grand Central Railway train map to plan your journey and then book through us.

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Grand Central Railway Customer Relations

Telephone: 0345 603 4852 09.00 - 17.00, Monday to Friday

Post: Customer Relations Manager, Grand Central Rail, PO Box 5871, Sheffield S1 9GP

Cycle Reservations: 0345 603 4852 (Option 5)

Assisted Travel: 0345 603 4852

Lost Property: Southbound 03300 240 215 Northbound 03300 240 215

Service Disruptions

If there is bad weather or works on the line, there may be a disruption to your journey.

Before you leave for the station, check on the status of your train by visiting the Grand Central Railway service disruptions page.

Delay Repay

If there is any delay to your journey of over 60 minutes, you will be entitled to a full or partial refund. The compensation available for delays is as follows:

Delays of 1 to 2 hours: A free journey or 50% of the cost of a single ticket or 50% of the relevant portion of a return ticket.
Delays of 2 to 3 hours: A free journey or 75% of the cost of a single ticket or 75% of the relevant portion of a return ticket.
Delays over 3 hours: A free journey or 100% of the cost of a single ticket or 100% of the relevant portion of a return ticket.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are Grand Central trains running?

During the Coronavirus pandemic,Grand Central Trains are running a reduced, reservation only timetable. You must make a seat reservation to travel on a Grand Central train.

Do Grand Central Trains have food?

Grand Central Trains have hot and cold snacks and sandwiches. They also offer hot and cold drinks, as well as alcohol on some trains.

Where do Grand Central Trains go?

Grand Central Trains travel between London Kings Cross and Sunderland on the North Eastern Line and London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange on the West Riding Line.

What do you get in first class on Grand Central trains?

In first class on Grand Central Trains, you get: Free Wifi, Extra legroom, Hosted service to your seat, and wide, reclining seats.