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Industry veteran added to Hull Trains managerial team

Industry veteran Steve Pugh has become the latest appointment at open access operator Hull Trains.

Steve, whose career began as a British Rail trainee driver in 1979, took on his first managerial role in 1991

He remained at British Rail until privatisation and later gained experience as operations standards manager and head of operational safety for what was then Arriva Trains Northern.

In 2017, Steve was asked to do some consultancy work for Hull Trains and, as a result of this work, he was offered the role of driver manager.

Managing director Louise Cheeseman said: “Steve’s appointment is fantastic for Hull Trains.

“His vast experience and skills set in our core team is another move towards Hull Trains offering customers the best possible experience.


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“Not only will Steve manage our team of 30 drivers, he will also lead the operations planning and preparations for our fleet of new trains, which are due to enter service in December of next year.”

Hull Trains will be replacing its current fleet with new higher-capacity Hitachi AT300 trains.

Steve Pugh added: “It’s a new experience for me, as Hull Trains is smaller than the companies I have previously worked for.

“There is a great family feel and sense of camaraderie here. This means teamwork comes naturally to everyone, which can only result in a higher standard of work.”


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