Back on Track this Christmas – Hull Trains set for December return

Train 802301 at Hull, new trains to London

Hull Trains will resume operating trains once again from the 3rd December 2020 after a temporary pause due to Lockdown V2.0 in England.

Paragon trains will be back on the tracks as the open-access operator reintroduces a limited timetable for the Christmas period and the student travel window.

Hull Trains were suspended for the second time in 2020 on the 5th November when the new restrictions were announced by the government.

Hull Trains 802 arrives into Hull
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Tickets are on sale for passengers wanting to travel between 3 December and 3 January 2021. Two trains will run southbound, and two will operate northbound between Monday to Friday. Three services will run on a 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.”

Hull Trains new Paragon fleet
Credit: Hull Trains

The Hull Trains timetable can be found here:

Passengers are also being warned about the London King’s Cross closure between Boxing Day and the 30th December. Hull Trains WILL NOT operate on these days. An amended service will operate on 24 December, 31 December and 1 January 2021.

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.”

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Back on Track this Christmas – Hull Trains set for December return