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Busy Rail News

On Thursday 12th August BRUG members were guests of Grand Central on a journey from Bradford – London. A full report will be available at the next meeting of BRUG. Our thanks go of course to the excellent on-board and back-office staff.

On Friday 13th August, The Passenger Focus survey on rail priorities showing overcrowding to be of huge concern was reported in the T&A. BRUG and the Aire Valley Rail Users Group, AVRUG, were both quoted in the article. Also reported in The Guardian.

On Tuesday 17th August, the T&A reported Cllr Greaves call for the Transport Secretary to visit West Yorkshire and experience the severe overcrowding on a number of local services. BRUG raised the problems experienced on the Caldervale line of significant overcrowding leading to some people being unable to board some peak trains at stations between Bradford and Leeds.

Our next meeting is on Monday 6th September 7:30pm at Bradford Voluntary & Community Service, Sunbridge Road, Bradford.

Grand Central Cancellations – Important!

Due to significant problems with one of the Class 180 trains used by Grand Central the following services will not operate:

Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th June 2010

10:22 Bradford Interchange – London King’s Cross

14:20 London King’s Cross – Bradford Interchange

Grand Central staff will be available at stations with information about making connecting journeys.

London for 25% less this half term!

Take the kids to London this half-term with Grand Central!

Grand Central are offering a massive 25% discount on their fares from West Yorkshire stations on journeys to London Kings Cross.
This offer is valid between the 1st June and 11th June for travel dates between the 1st and 19th. Click here.
This discount is also available from thetrainline.com using discount code GC25OFF.

Tickets are sold subject to conditions as specified on the Grand Central website.

Grand Central – Preview Service

Arriving at Bradford Interchange

Today, Grand Central operated their first passenger service from Bradford Interchange to London King’s Cross, the first direct service in over 30 years!

The service departed at 10.22 from platform 2 at the Interchange on its route via Halifax, Brighouse, Wakefield Kirkgate, Pontefract Monkhill, Doncaster and finally arriving into London Kings Cross exactly at our planned arrival time of 13:46.

Blessing of the train

At Kings Cross the train was blessed by the Reverend Stephen Sorby of the Railway Mission.

The preview service has been reviewed in the Telegraph and Argus, The Guardian, BBC News (Website).

Proud Grand Central Staff

No circumstance was left to chance, even one of the invited guest’s dog was served with his own bowl of water!

We welcome Grand Central to Bradford and can thorough recommend the service.

Services start on Sunday 23rd May at 7:52 departing Bradford Interchange.

More photos to follow.

Grand Central Bradford – London – Direct

On board the Grand Central service to London Kings Cross. The service departed Bradford on time and with a full compliment of local businesses, politicians and passenger groups bound for London!

Putting city back on the right lines (T&A)

Clive Barton was recently interviewed in the Telegraph and Argus about the new Grand Central service that starts on Sunday May 23rd.

Grand Central will be accepting MetroCard passes for stations between Bradford, Halifax, Brighouse, Wakefield Kirkgate and Pontefract Monkhill.

Grand Central Rail Leaflet

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