"A Voice for Durham Coast Rail Users"


Grand Central are applying to run additional services on both their North East & West Yorkshire routes and have have begun consultation with other train companies and Network Rail to operate more trains per day as well as offering new direct journey opportunities for passengers travelling to and from Peterborough.

For the North East if approved, the move will bring

  • One additional weekday return Sunderland to London Kings Cross service – proposed to operate in the current gaps in the timetable with a mid-morning departure from Sunderland and a mid-afternoon departure from Kings Cross.
  • A 10-carriage late evening service departing London before 22:00. The train would split at Doncaster with one part of the train returning to Wakefield and one part continuing on to York.
  • Calls at Peterborough on two of its North East services providing more journey opportunities.