Grand Central submits bids for extra paths

Grand Central has submitted its application to the Office of Rail and Road to operate additional services on the East Coast Main Line.

The open access operator wants to run one additional Sunderland-King’s Cross train, an additional train between Bradford Interchange and London in the late afternoon, an early morning train from Wakefield Kirkgate to London that will arrive in the capital before 0730, and a ten-coach late-evening train departing London before 2200 that will split at Doncaster (with one part returning to Wakefield and the other continuing to York).

Grand Central also hopes to stop its early morning and late evening West Yorkshire route trains at Peterborough, as well as its two North East trains. 

The additional trains will provide an extra 1,600 seats daily to and from London, with six return London-North East trains running, while West Yorkshire will have six trains running to London and five returning. 



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  • AndrewJG8918 - 23/05/2018 11:38

    As Hull Trains are to replace the Class 180’s next year with the Class 802’s IET’s. The Class 180’s could be transferred to Grand Central with the Class 180’s from GWR have already been cascaded to Grand Central because of Class 800’s have taken over certain routes including Cheltenham Spa and Evesham. But the Class 180’s could be cascaded from Hull Trains to Crosscountry.

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    • clive ayling - 04/08/2018 08:00

      where they will be just as unreliable as they were on GWR and currently Hull trains

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