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Grand Central are an “open-access” operator who run services between Sunderland, Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, York and London King’s Cross.

The service commenced in December 2007 with an interim timetable being used until all rolling stock was available.  Their full timetable launch took place in March 2008 and in August 2009 a fourth daily service was added with the first day of operation being 17th August.

In May 2010 Grand Central extended their routes to cover services to Bradford, Halifax & Wakefield Westgate resulting in the latter 2 stations receiving their first direct London Trains for over 30 years.
Timetable
As at 8th Dec 2009: 

 Southbound Services

       Monday – Friday

 

          Saturday

 

        Sunday 

Sunderland 

0641 

0918 

1230 

1730 

 

0653 

0929 

1230 

1730 

 

0910 

1342 

1842 

Hartlepool 

0708 

0942 

1254 

1756 

 

0717 

0953 

1254 

1756 

 

0934 

1406 

1906 

Eaglescliffe 

0728 

1001 

1316 

1815 

 

0745 

1014 

1313 

1828 

 

0955 

1434 

1925 

Northallerton 

0745 

1019 

1338 

1836 

 

0806 

1035 

1331 

1845 

 

1012 

1453 

1948 

Thirsk 

0756 

1028 

1347 

1845 

 

0815 

1047 

1342 

1854 

 

1026 

1506 

1957 

York 

0821 

1052 

1410 

1906 

 

0847 

1105 

1405 

1916 

 

1047 

1531 

2015 

London  

1031 

1250 

1605 

2109 

 

1048 

1317 

1604 

2130 

 

1251 

1724 

2220 

 Northbound Services

       Monday – Friday            Saturday           Sunday 
London  0804  1127  1650  1918    0757  1127  1650 1907    0907 1345 1820
York  1014 1322 1847 2121    1000 1330 1848 2117    1118 1554 2025
Thirsk  1030 1338 1905 2139    1021 1351 1920 2136    1135 1610 2042
Northallerton  1039 1347 1916 2150    1032 1409 1929 2146    1144 1620 2050
Eaglescliffe  1058 1405  1934  2210    1049  1427  1949  2206    1203  1640  2118 
Hartlepool  1123  1424  2001  2229    1121  1446  2008  2225    1222  1710  2137 
Sunderland 1150  1450  2035  2254    1150  1515  2034  2252    1251  1736  2206 

 

  Peak fares apply on journeys to and from London made on these highlighted services.

PLEASE NOTE: Weekend timings, particularly Sundays, are subject to variation due to essential track maintenance.

 May 2010

North Eastern Services

Southbound Timetable

Saturday
Departures Monday – Friday 22 May – 10 July
11 Sept – 11 Dec
Sunderland 0641 0918 1230 1730 0653 0929 1230 1730
Hartlepool 0708 0942 1254 1756 0717 0953 1254 1756
Eaglescliffe 0728 1001 1316 1815 0745 1015 1313 1828
Northallerton 0746 1019 1339 1837 0805 1035 1332 1846
Thirsk 0757 1029 1348 1846 0816 1044 1343 1855
York 0820 1053 1408 1908 0847 1104 1405 1915
London Kings Cross 1031 1249 1605 2109 1048 1256 1607 2130

 

Saturday Sunday
Departures 17 July – 4 Sept 23 May – 11 July 18 July – 5 Sept
12 Sept – 5 Dec
Sunderland 0653 0929 1230 1730 0910 1342 1842 0910 1342 1842
Hartlepool 0717 0953 1254 1756 0934 1406 1906 0934 1406 1906
Eaglescliffe 0745 1015 1313 1828 0955 1434 1925 0955 1434 1925
Northallerton 0805 1035 1332 1846 1013 1454 1947 1013 1454 1947
Thirsk 0816 1044 1343 1855 1027 1504 1956 1027 1504 1956
York 0847 1104 1405 1915 1049 1531 2015 1049 1531 2015
London Kings Cross 1048 1256 1625 2130 1248 1724 2217 1307 1743 2232

 

Northbound Timetable

Saturday
Departures Monday – Friday 22 May – 10 July
11 Sept – 11 Dec
London Kings Cross 0818 1127 1650 1918 0757 1127 1650 1907
York 1046 1322 1847 2118 0959 1330 1846 2117
Thirsk 1102 1338 1905 2138 1021 1351 1903 2136
Northallerton 1110 1347 1915 2147 1031 1409 1910 2146
Eaglescliffe 1129 1406 1933 2206 1049 1428 1931 2207
Hartlepool 1148 1426 2001 2228 1121 1447 2006 2226
Sunderland 1224 1453 2037 2254 1150 1517 2035 2254

 

Saturday Sunday
Departures 17 July – 4 Sept 23 May – 11 July 18 July – 5 Sept
12 Sept – 5 Dec
London Kings Cross 0757 1127 1448 1653 0907 1345 1820 0853 1351 1851
York 0959 1330 1651 1908 1118 1550 2025 1118 1623 2106
Thirsk 1021 1351 1708 1924 1135 1606 2042 1135 1639 2123
Northallerton 1031 1409 1723 1932 1144 1616 2050 1144 1649 2131
Eaglescliffe 1049 1428 1757 1953 1204 1637 2114 1204 1709 2152
Hartlepool 1121 1447 1820 2021 1224 1703 2136 1224 1729 2212
Sunderland 1150 1517 1851 2050 1252 1735 2205 1252 1755 2238

 

Off peak tickets are not valid on this train, except Bank Holidays

West Riding Services

Southbound Departures

Departures Monday – Friday Saturday
Bradford Interchange 0651 1022 1522 0620 1022 1522
Halifax 0708 1038 1536 0634 1038 1535
Brighouse 0720 1050 1547 0646 1049 1546
Wakefield Kirkgate 0742 1113 1611 0706 1113 1610
Pontefract Monkhill 0801 1135 1634 0725 1134 1626
Doncaster 0828 1206 1700 0755 1206 1656
London Kings Cross 1006 1346 1846 0943 1345 1840

 

  Sunday
Departures 23 May – 11 July 18 July – 5 Sept 12 Sept – 5 Dec
Bradford Interchange 0752 1208 1533 0752 1208 1600 0805 1208 1533
Halifax 0806 1222 1546 0806 1222 1614 0738 1222 1546
Brighouse 0818 1234 1556 0818 1234 1625 0758 1234 1556
Wakefield Kirkgate 0841 1302 1619 0841 1302 1648 0848 1302 1619
Pontefract Monkhill 1321 1638 1321 1707 1321 1638
Doncaster 0905 1345 1703 0905 1345 1744 0910 1345 1703
London Kings Cross 1057 1520 1846 1109 1534 1944 1052 1521 1847

 

Northbound Departures

Departures Monday – Friday Saturday
London Kings Cross 1050 1420 1948 1036 1439 1948
Doncaster 1234 1604 2132 1213 1623 2130
Pontefract Monkhill 1628 2203 1239 1652 2155
Wakefield Kirkgate 1301 1647 2222 1258 1711 2217
Brighouse 1326 1707 2246 1328 1730 2244
Halifax 1341 1724 2258 1340 1741 2256
Bradford Interchange 1354 1739 2312 1356 1757 2310

 

  Sunday
Departures 23 May – 11 July 18 July – 5 Sept 12 Sept – 5 Dec
London Kings Cross 1135 1557 1927 1151 1651 2058 1135 1557 1927
Doncaster 1309 1731 2104 1349 1847 2248 1309 1731 2104
Pontefract Monkhill 1334 1758 2128 1416 1914 2312 1334 1758 2128
Wakefield Kirkgate 1353 1817 2147 1435 1933 2331 1353 1817 2147
Brighouse 1420 1839 2210 1457 1955 2354 1420 1839 2210
Halifax 1436 1854 2223 1514 2015 0007 1436 1854 2223
Bradford Interchange 1449 1909 2236 1528 2030 0020 1449 1909 2236
  Off peak tickets are not valid on this train, except Bank Holidays
  19.06 from saturday 17 july to saturday 4 september only
  19.45 from saturday 17 july to saturday 4 september only
  Road Transport link to wakefield Kirkgate

Rolling Stock

The current service is provided by a combination of Class 43 (HST) & Mk3 coaches and Class 180 (Zephyr – formerly Adelante) multiple units.