HomeGeneral InterestHull Trains back on track for Christmas

Hull Trains will resume services from 3 December as the open access operator reintroduces a limited timetable in time for the Christmas period and student travel window after a temporary pause.

Hull Trains’ services were temporarily suspended for the second time on 5 November when the government announced another national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets are on sale for travel between 3 December and 3 January 2021; two services will run Southbound and Northbound between Monday to Friday, three services will run on Saturday and two services will operate on a Sunday.

Louise Cheeseman, managing director for Hull Trains, said: “This news is a positive step for Hull Trains and I want to thank customers for their ongoing support while we steadily reintroduce services.

“Tickets are selling quickly for the trains running in the lead up to Christmas, so we strongly recommend that passengers plan ahead and pre-book a ticket before travelling to avoid disappointment.

“There are alterations to our normal timetables and engineering works are taking place at King’s Cross. Full details can be found on our website. 

“Our safety measures remain in place which includes socially distanced seats, a dedicated cleaner on every journey and our brand-new live train tracker tool which lets people see how busy the train is real time before boarding.

“We’re also safely reintroducing complimentary fresh coffee, Yorkshire Tea and snacks into first class.”

Louise added: “We continue to review the numbers of people travelling and will introduce more services as demand increases and it’s financially viable to do so.

“I would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support during a very challenging time, but the continued optimism and hard work of our people gives me confidence in the future of the business.”