Grand Central

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Grand Central - Info

General

Grand Central runs fast trains between London and Bradford, York and Sunderland. 

Map

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Buffet counter service is available on all trains
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Reservation if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Drinks and light refreshments are included

Catering
For second class passengers at-seat catering is available on most trains.  

Wifi
Wifi is available for free 

Power sockets  
Available at all 1st class seats.

Children

  • Children up to 4 years travel for free when they don't need an own seat.
  • Children from 5 untill 15 years get a 50% discount on most tickets
  • Seat reservations are possible for kids between 5 and 15, but not for children below 5 years. 

Animals
Small dogs, cats and other small are allowed, max. 2 per person. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a basket. 
Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed basket, cage or pet carrier. Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made. 

Luggage
Officially there is a luggage limit of two large suitcases per passengers with the height+width+length not larger than 158 cm and not heavier then 32 kg each, but in practice this isn't enforced.  There are luggage racks for big suitcases and backpacks near the entrance doors, for smaller bags there is space in the overhead luggage racks and under your seat. 

Boarding 
No. 

Railcards  
You can use all national Railcards on all trains of Arriva Trains Wales. 

Interrail / Eurail / BritRail 
Passengers with a valid BritRailInterrail or Eurail-pass can use all trains of Arriva Trains Wales. Seat reservations are optional and can be made up to one day in advance. 

Groups 
For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.

Business
The first class offers all the amenities needed for the business traveller to work and relax on board including special departure lounges, flexible fares and meals and wifi on board. See also Business travel by train.

At the station
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.   

London King's Cross - Info

Railway Station London

"London Kings Cross" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station for trains to York, Newcastle and Cambridge. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 01:36
  • Saturday 05:00 - 00:36
  • Sunday 05:30 - 01:36
    The station will remain open until the last train departs.

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. See Santander Cycle Hire for further details.
  • First class lounge: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers). Situated on the main Concourse. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Green Park, Jubilee to Stratford, get off Westminster Station
  • Walking: 57 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91 (recommended)
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle 
  • Walking: 52 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 59
  • Taxi: 22 minutes

To London St. Pancras

  • Walking: 2 minutes

To London Euston

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91, 390, 10, 476
  • Taxi: 5 minutes

To London Victoria

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 74 minutes
  • Bike: 27 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 390
  • Taxi: 26 minutes

To London Paddington

  • Underground: Hammersmith & City Line to Paddington 
  • Walking: 64 minutes
  • Bicycle: 29 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

To London Marylebone

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo Harrow & Wealdstone  
  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 19 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205 (recommended) 
  • Taxi: 16 minutes

To London Liverpool Street

  • Underground: Northern to Morden  
  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, see Santander Cycle Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 214
  • Taxi: 17 minutes

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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York station - Info

Railway Station York

"York" is the name of the main train station of York.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office

  • Saturday 05:45 - 21:00
  • Sunday 07:30 - 21:30
  • Monday - Friday 05:30 - 21:00

Facilities

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: available from EuropCar office on Platform 1. 
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, Station Short Stay Car Park
  • First class Lounge: no

To the city centre

  • Walking: 5 minutes
  • Bike: 2 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: - 
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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Sunderland station - Info

Railway Station Sunderland

"Sunderland" is the name of the main train station of Sunderland.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 06:55 - 18:00
  • Saturday 06:55 - 18:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: no
  • Wifi: no
  • Parking: no
  • First class Lounge: no

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: 5 minutes
  • Bus: 5 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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