Thank you all for the feedback and various inputs!
Always interested to review perhaps things that are not reviewed so often, and look at alternatives. Doing this shows some evolving of different routes and methods of transport, and maybe reminds us of choices we can try out. we can get very set in our ways for travel, refreshing to make some different choices.
I have to say also, that it is nice to have built up a few “credits” to spend at a set amount regardless of line or distance, that the account gives with East Coast Trains.
I booked further tickets for other Train Companies with them today,which in turn give me a good free travel 1st class ahead, quite a bonus these days.
These i shall take for a good leisure reward.
Trips with 3 or more, qualify for a small group discount i also discovered.
I also have a York trip booked in the coming weeks, and will try East Coast first up, and Grand Central trains standard back, and will try to post some comparison then also.