Train operator Grand Central has received approval to operate an additional daily return service from Sunderland to London. This will bring its Monday to Saturday services to six in each direction and five on Sundays and offer new and existing customers an extra 3,800 seats each week.



Planning is now underway and the start date will be announced in the near future. This follows the completion of Grand Central’s £9million refurbishment programme.


The new services will be a mid-morning departure at approximately 10am from Sunderland and a mid-afternoon departure at approximately 2.30pm from London King’s Cross, Monday to Saturday. The additional Sunday service will depart at approximately 10.30am from Sunderland with the return departing London King’s Cross at approximately 3.30pm.