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New premises for Great Rail Journeys in York's Hudson Quarter

Hudson Quarter in York

As they approach their 50th anniversary, international tour operator Great Rail Journeys, has announced they will be relocating to one of York’s finest new developments in the heart of the city’s rail district.

Husdon Quarter is a new destination which brings to life York’s rich city-living culture and is aptly situated on the original site of York’s first permanent railway station which sits opposite its modern-day counterpart. The site was once the main trunk route for the York and North Midlands Railway and trains to London via Derby and Birmingham, designed in 1840 by the formidable railway pioneer, George Hudson, whom the new premises is named after.

Great Rail Journeys will occupy the top two floors of Hudson Quarter, a sustainable and innovative development which boasts over 11,000 square feet of commercial space - just two minutes from train platform to desk.

Peter Liney, CEO of Great Rail Journeys said, “We wanted to invest in a more flexible, creative and collaborative environment in which our teams can continue to thrive in the city of York. With almost direct access to the main train station, we hope to encourage the very best talent the industry has to offer with people benefitting from the great commuter links.

Great Rail Journeys new office

“As a business in the travel industry rebuilding after the hard-hitting pandemic, being able to deliver our expertise from a reimagined space has also assisted us in reducing our office footprint by 40%. Hudson Quarter’s ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating and ‘A’ EPC grade were important in our decision to relocate, helping us to build a brighter future and further our long standing commitment to the city.

“In addition, we are also working with recyclable waste specialists, Waste To Wonder, to make sure that any old office equipment is reused or recycled to help charitable causes both locally and around the world, saving disposal costs and reducing environmental impact.

“We look forward to welcoming both our team and our customers to a new office that inspires and truly reflects our rail heritage, as well as our passion to deliver fantastic holiday experiences.”

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