A few weeks ago, I bought same-day, return tickets between London Kings Cross & York for a day trip to York on Saturday Oct 19 for a fantastic, inexpensive fare of £35.
Recently, I was looking at TripAdvisor about things in York and came across very negative, descriptive reviews of Grand Central Rail both in terms of reliability as well as the discomfort of the ride. Trains were canceled so often that those that weren’t canceled were packed. People sat anywhere therefore a seat reservation was worthless. The toilets were backed up and thus disgusting even on morning routes. These are just examples that were posted often.
I thought I remember reading that the train cars are relatively new but they could be reserved for weekday business travel service as opposed to weekend leisure service.
For those of you who have traveled on Grand Central, what has your experience been like? Is what I am reading in TripAdvisor hyperbole?