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Hull Trains celebrates one year of trading


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Hull Trains

Hull Trains celebrates one year of trading
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date
20 September 2001
source Hull Trains
type Press release



Directors and staff at Hull Trains together with members of the civic and business community will be celebrating the company’s First Birthday with a reception at the Royal Hotel on Thursday 20th September.

Part of the celebration will be a presentation by general manager, Clive Gossop and Paul Lakin who will be reviewing the progress made over the past year and looking forward to developments, both short and longer term.

Successful launch on 25th September 2000

Business Travel Office opened May 2001

Additional services from May 2001

Hull Trains’ performance records has hit an all time high with 98.5% reliability and 93.4% of Hull trains running to time in the period finishing 23rd June.

£1 Fare in August 2001

Staff numbers increased to 35 - September 2001

Own drivers recruited – September 2001

Highly commended in the “Achievement of the Year” category at the National Rail Awards – September 2001

New trains being sought – September 2001

Additional weekday service from October 2001

Clive Gossop, General Manager, Hull Trains:

“The first year of any new business is always a challenge but I am delighted with the way the staff have worked together and achieved one of the best customer service records in the industry.”

“Despite the service problems caused by the tragic Hatfield derailment, the company has achieved a financial breakeven. From October we will be operating four return services per day and our longer-term plans include increasing the number of services operated still further and purchasing our own rolling stock which will shorten journey times.”

“Over the next twelve months we will also continue to grow the Hull to London rail travel market which we have already increased by 10%. Excellent promotions, together with reliability and customer service will be our continuing aims.”

For more information on this release please contact Debby Burman
Tel: 01482 580072 or 07976 292155
Email: debbyb@corpcom.co.uk

ABOUT HULL TRAINS
Hull Trains launched in September 2000 and is providing three direct trains per day from Hull to London King’s Cross and return, six days per week, and two direct trains in both directions on Sundays. It is planned to achieve a 2 hourly service, then an hourly service as quickly as possible in the future. Journey time is just over three hours. Hull Trains stop at Brough, Selby, Doncaster, Grantham and London King’s Cross. All trains are equipped with the latest facilities for disabled passengers and provide a smooth and comfortable journey to the capital. Snacks are available on all trains.

ABOUT HULL
Hull is the pioneering city. It is vigorously pursuing its vision of becoming a Top 10 UK city through £1 billion investment and by raising expectations in all areas of city life.

Major projects are underway including The Deep World Ocean Discovery Centre, a £40m visitor attraction and research centre with the world’s deepest viewing tunnel and Europe’s deepest tank; the £43m 25,000-seat Community Super Stadium and the £150m redevelopment of Ferensway, the first fully integrated transport interchange system and the second largest urban regeneration project in the UK.


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