Open Access operator Hull Trains are preparing to restart their train network from the 21st August.
Hull Trains serve the Hull area and East Riding, by providing direct train service to London (as opposed to travelling along the line and changing for an LNER service).
Services will recommence from Friday 21 August trains between Beverley and London Kings Cross. This will be the first time the service has run since late March.
Initially, the open access rail operator will introduce a limited timetable and plans to run two services Southbound and Northbound on Monday to Saturday and three services Southbound and Northbound on a Sunday.
The train operator uses the Class 802 “Paragon” trainsets manufactured by Hitachi, who operate five of the type in their fleet.
Louise Cheeseman, managing director for Hull Trains, said:
“I am so thrilled to announce a return date for Hull Trains as the numbers of people using rail services has started to increase across the country. By relaunching services in August, we are giving families and friends an opportunity to spend some quality time together.
“Tourist attractions in the capital are opening up again and we expect to see people making the most of day trips, weekends away and the bank holiday.
“We are excited to give people the opportunity to travel safely so they can make the most of the rest of the summer season and the services we plan to introduce on the timetable will give people the best chance to do this.
“I want to reassure our customers that extra cleaning measures will be taking place onboard the trains. There will be a dedicated cleaning team on every service, socially-distanced seats will be clearly labelled and all health and safety precautions will be met so people can travel with confidence.
“We will continue to review the numbers of people travelling and will introduce more services as demand increases.”
Tickets go on sale shortly for those who are needing to travel with them.
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