"A Voice for Durham Coast Rail Users"

Neither Grand Central nor Northern increased any Durham Coast fares in January. However Northern are shortly to introduce a scheme to encourage passengers to pay before travelling whenever ticket vending facilitates (booking office or ticket machine) are available at the departure station. Any person boarding at one of these stations and buying a ticket on the train will be charged the full Anytime fare with no railcard discount. For example a return ticket from Hartlepool to Newcastle will be £10.10 even if travelling off peak (the normal off-peak fare is £8.50). This does not apply to stations with no such facilities, nor does it apply to Grand Central services where pay on the train is always permitted