Posted 17th August 2020 | 1 Comment

Hull Trains to restart this week

OPEN ACCESS operator Hull Trains will start running again on Friday, after a gap of more than 19 weeks. All services had been withdrawn on 30 March in response to the coronavirus lockdown. Fares will be discounted and a reduced timetable will apply, with two services between Hull and London each way on weekdays and three on Sundays. Managing director Louise Cheeseman said: ‘The standard of cleanliness on our brand-new trains is already second-to-none and we are exceeding hygiene practices further on every journey. We’re really excited to be back on track.’ Grand Central services returned last month.

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  • Andrew Gwilt, Benfleet Essex

    Despite Hull Trains skips at number of stations including Peterborough, Grantham, Retford high level and Newark North Gate. Perhaps Hull Trains might be allowed to stop at one or two of those stations as LNER Class 800 and Class 801 Azumas mostly stop at those stations. As well Hull Trains that sometimes stop at Stevenage heading towards Hull Paragon from London Kings Cross and from Hull Paragon towards London Kings Cross.
    [Hull Trains is not permitted to call at the stations you mention such as Peterborough, Grantham and Retford because they are not included in the HT open access licence.--Ed.]