TRAIN company Grand Central is planning to add a late evening service between York and London to its timetable.

The rail operator submitted an application to the Office of Rail and Road to run more journeys on their routes between the north east and the capital, including a 10-carriage train departing from London for York before 10pm.

Other rail companies will now have their say on the proposals as part of a consultation.

Richard McClean, managing director of Grand Central, said:“The proposed services are essential to encouraging competition in the rail market and to connecting communities and businesses."