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Grand Central

Grand Central operates trains from London Kings Cross to Sunderland via York, Northallerton and Hartlepool, and  from London Kings Cross to Bradford via Doncaster, Pontefract, Wakefield and Halifax. Grand Central operates 4 return services per day between Sunderland and London, and 3 return services per day between Bradford and London.

Carnets are available on Grand Central trains, offering books of 10 tickets with savings of 25% or more off standard ticket prices. Carnets are available for Adults and Children, on both Standard and First Class tickets.

Facilities Onboard Grand Central Trains


Grand Central offers free WiFi throughout its train services, for both First Class and Standard Class passengers.

Power Sockets

Both Standard and First Class seats have access to power sockets to keep your laptop and mobile fully charged as you travel.

Restaurant and Catering Facilities

All Grand Central trains have a buffet car for Standard Class and provide ‘at-seat’ refreshments for First Class passengers. A large selection of hot and cold drinks, pasties, cakes, sandwiches and snacks is available; alcoholic drinks are also served.