Grand Central

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

Free WiFi

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

Power sockets

Power sockets for laptops and mobile phones are located next to most seats in both First Class and Standard Class accommodation.

Restaurant and catering facilities

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


Monopoly, Cluedo and Chess boards are available on every table in Standard class accommodation, with playing pieces available for purchase from the buffet car – or just bring your own!


Grand Central permits the carriage of pets free of charge, providing they don’t occupy a seat.

You can buy train tickets online with for all Grand Central train services.

* Savings not available on all routes. Savings only available on Advance fares.

† Fares sourced from Prices based on cheapest available one way Standard Class Advance ticket, excluding booking fees. Prices are based on payment with a debit card and ticket collection from the station. Saving calculated against cheapest fare available on the day.