GRAND Central has given rail passengers reason for cheer as regulated fares are set to rise by 8 per cent from December.
The company is introducing advance purchase tickets from September allowing travel to London from £19.
It hopes the move will boost its efforts to attract more passengers to its West Riding Service, introduced last year, which provides direct trains to London from Halifax and Brighouse. The tickets can also be used on its north eastern service from Sunderland to the capital and offer a saving of up to 75 per cent.
As Grand Central is a privately-owned open access train operator its fares are not regulated like most Government sponsored franchised train operating companies.
Tickets are available through www.grandcentralrail.com and ticket offices and other rail websites.