Grand Central Railway

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About this app

When you download the Grand Central Railway app, you can:

• Plan and book any journey across England, Wales and Scotland

• The option to use e-tickets for you journey – just scan at the station gate and off you go, no interaction with people or machines necessary

• Grand Central tickets available to book up to six months in advance

• The cheapest fares available, every time

• No booking fees

• Real time departure boards and updated platform numbers

• The ability to purchase tickets for any train journey in Great Britain; Northern Rail, CrossCountry, Chiltern Railways, Hull Trains, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, LNER & more

• Did we mention no booking fees?

The Grand Central Railway app makes it even easier to plan your journey, with Grand Central tickets available up to six months before your journey at great prices. Buy train tickets on your phone or tablet, giving you access to up-to-date travel information on the go.

It’s a quick, simple, cost-effective way to buy tickets for journeys on Grand Central, with secure checkout, and e-tickets downloaded straight to the app. And if you’re planning to travel on another rail services in Great Britain, you can still buy your ticket on the Grand Central app.

On all Grand Central services your ticket can be immediately downloaded to your device and securely saved for easy access when you need it. The e-ticket barcode is even accessible when your device is offline – so it’s always on-hand without the need to frantically rummage through your bag.

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Updated on
Oct 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Messages and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

878 reviews
A Google user
January 8, 2020
Pretty big bug with destinations and origins showing up as () on itinerary and tickets, makes them look fake imo. Have already had a mini "crash" during navigation where it threw me back to the login screen (but didn't close the app). Also the UX of having to "unlock"/"enable" (whatever it is called) a ticket, so it can only be used on one device seems a bit weird, as other train providers are happy to email you a copy as a PDF - which is in itself better than having to use an app anyway.
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Chas Jen
April 21, 2022
l like the app very much, it's nice and clear and straightforward. I've held back from giving 5 stars as it is difficult to set departure times on the date wheel ( the numbers just lock up and won't move) and for first time user it would be nice if you could buy tickets as a guest, as its a bit of a pain to start registering and thinking of a password in the middle of a transaction. I also like that you will post purchased tickets. Well Done 👍
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A Google user
September 15, 2019
Won't let you download tickets in advance. There's a bug where seat reservations are displayed with the same arrival/departure station. Uses QR codes which are incompatible with ticket gates at most train stations meaning you have to queue en masse for an attendant to let you through the gates (not the app's fault but still a pain). The UI design of the app makes it difficult to spot important links, eg the very light grey arrow which is supposed to indicate a link to view your actual ticket.
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What's new

In this update we're improving the payment experience.
This update also contains a number of performance improvements and bug fixes.
Look out for further new features arriving soon!