TRAIN operator Grand Central has expressed its disappointment at the decision of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to reject its recent application to run additional services.

The company which operates in the region wanted to expand services between Doncaster, Wakefield and London, and for some of its trains to call at Peterborough.

Managing Director Richard McClean has written to the ORR to express the train operating company’s disappointment at the decision.

He said: “As part of our application, we presented a clear business case which reflected the high level of market growth experienced when we previously expanded our operations, meaning the application reached the required ratio.

"However, the ORR felt this did not meet their required criteria on this occasion."