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  • Hull Trains Paragon Fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains announces date for service restart

    2020-07-31T09:23:00Z

    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains has announced plans to restart its East Yorkshire to London inter-city services during August. As a non-franchised operator Hull Trains must survive on a purely commercial basis. It did not qualify for the emergency support which the Department of Transport ...

  • LNER Branding
    Rail Business UK

    LNER to operate InterCity East Coast services for a further three years

    2020-06-26T15:09:00Z

    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The Department for Transport announced on June 26 that LNER would continue to operate InterCity East Coast services from London to Leeds and Edinburgh for a further three years from June 28, with an option for a further extension. Owned and ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Union calls for government support for open access operators

    2020-06-03T13:09:00Z

    UK: The RMT trade union has written to the Secretary of State for Transport calling on the government to intervene to support open access operators Hull Trains and Grand Central. Unlike franchised operators, the open access companies which are owned by FirstGroup and Arriva have not ...

  • Grand Central 180107 Harringay TM2
    News

    Concern grows over future of open access operators

    2020-05-13T13:03:00Z

    UK: The future of open access services remains uncertain as both Hull Trains and Grand Central face up to the implications of tighter Department for Transport requirements on passenger safety when rail services are stepped up from May 18. Talking to Rail Business UK , ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Hull Trains suspends services ‘to protect long-term future of business’

    2020-03-29T18:51:00Z

    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains announced on March 29 that was temporarily suspending services with effect from midnight, in a move which it said aimed to ‘safeguard the future of the business’ in the ‘unprecedented circumstances’ of the coronavirus pandemic. Arrangements have been made for tickets ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet virtual tour screenshot
    Rail Business UK

    Take a virtual tour of Hull Trains before booking a ticket

    2019-12-10T05:00:00Z

    UK: Hull Trains has added a virtual tour of its new Hitachi Class 802 Paragon trainsets on its website, enabling passengers to ‘walk through’ standard and first class facilities before booking a ticket. ‘We discovered that many people want to know what to expect before travelling, ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Paragon fleet supports Hull Trains’ ambition to be the ‘greatest train operator’

    2019-11-26T10:34:00Z

    UK: ‘My vision is that Hull Trains will be the greatest train operator in the UK’, Managing Director Louise Cheeseman told Railway Gazette International at the unveiling of the open access operator’s first Hitachi AT300 trainset on November 25. ‘Other operators will come and look ...

  • The first bodyshell for the fleet of five Hitachi AT300 electro-diesel trainsets ordered by open access operator Hull Trains has been completed at the manufacturer’s factory at Kasado in Japan.
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi trainsets for Hull Trains under construction

    2018-08-29T12:33:00Z

    UK: The first bodyshell for the fleet of five Hitachi AT300 electro-diesel trainsets ordered by open access operator Hull Trains has been completed at the manufacturer’s factory at Kasado in Japan. Fitting out will be undertaken at Hitachi’s Pistoia plant in Italy ahead of delivery to the ...

  • Hull Trains has revealed the appearance of its future fleet of five Hitachi AT300 trainsets.
    News

    Hull Trains reveals ‘luxurious and aesthetically appealing’ AT300 design

    2018-05-10T10:24:00Z

    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains has revealed the appearance of its future fleet of five Hitachi AT300 trainsets, following the completion of the engineering and design phase and the sign-off for production to begin. The £60m order for five five-car inter-city electro-diesel multiple-units was placed ...

  • Will Dunnett has resigned as Managing Director of Hull Trains.
    News

    Hull Trains Managing Director steps down

    2018-03-08T13:57:00Z

    UK: Will Dunnett has resigned as Managing Director of Hull Trains, in a move which the East Yorkshire to London open access inter-city operator said was unrelated to the extensive and ongoing disruption after its DMU fleet suffered damage during the recent ‘Beast from the East’ bad ...

  • Impression of Hitachi Rail Europe AT300 trainset for Hull Trains.
    News

    £60m Hull Trains electro-diesel train deal signed

    2016-11-02T10:06:00Z

    UK: Contracts worth £60m for Hitachi Rail Europe to supply and maintain five AT300 five-car electro-diesel multiple-units for use by open access company Hull Trains were finalised by the operator’s parent company FirstGroup and leasing company Angel Trains on November 2. This follows the granting of ...

  • KeTech has supplied its Keinform500 onboard information screens for Hull Trains' fleet.
    News

    Hull Trains rolls-out KeTech onboard information screens

    2016-07-11T09:00:00Z

    UK: ‘Hull Trains passengers are now the most well informed on the UK rail network’, claims Mike Dixon, Technical Manager at KeTech which has supplied its Keinform500 onboard information screens for the open access operator’s fleet of Alstom diesel multiple-units. The fleet-wide roll-out follows a successful ...

  • Hull Trains service.
    News

    Hull Trains to order Hitachi electro-diesel trainsets

    2015-09-03T10:44:00Z

    UK: East Yorkshire to London open access inter-city operator Hull Trains announced a £68m plan to order five Hitachi electro-diesel multiple-units on September 3. These would enter service in 2020, subject to the successful completion of negotiations with infrastructure manager Network Rail and regulator ORR for ...