Grand Central celebrated the impending launch of its additional direct train to London by bringing a little bit of the capital to Calderdale.
A Grenadier Guard lookalike anounced the new service at the Woolshops in Halifax town centre and there was a themed photobooth for shoppers to have their pictures taken among the famous sights of London and the chance to win a prize.
The rail company will have four daily West Riding servives to and from London calling at Halifax and Brighouse.
The extra train runs from Monday, December 9 at 8.06 am southbound and 16.03 northbound.
Sean English, General Manager at Grand Central, said “This winter we are making London much more accessible for passengers in Calderdale.
“Grand Central provides many communities in Yorkshire with their only direct service to the capital.
“I hope customers will take advantage of this great new service and we look forward to welcoming them on board from December.”
Grand Central is an open-access passenger train operator, which means it does not receive subsidy from, or pay any premium to the Department for Transport.
It started its West Riding Service in May 2010 and also operates trains to London from the north east.
Tickets for the new service are available to book online now at www.grandcentralrail.com.