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2001-09-27 HUL-002
Hull Trains


Proposed new service for north Lincolnshire

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Hull Trains

Proposed new service for north Lincolnshire

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27 September 2001
source Hull Trains
type Press release

A new direct rail service from Cleethorpes, stopping at Grimsby and Lincoln to London, has been proposed by Hull Trains one of the newest rail operators in the UK. The proposed service would provide regular daily services to and from the capital for all residents throughout Lincolnshire with other stops planned at Barnetby, Market Rasen, Sleaford and Spalding.

The proposal has been put forward by Hull Trains in collaboration with its parent company, GB Railways, and its sister-company, Anglia Railways. With initial talks completed with Railtrack, Hull Trains will be now be seeking to consult with the communities, which it hopes to serve along the route.

In order for the proposal to proceed, the company must agree an open access track agreement which gives the company the right to use the track and signalling operated by Railtrack. The service will not fall under the remit of the Strategic Rail Authority and, as such, is not entitled to any grant or subsidy assistance. However the success of Hull Trains points to the fact that people will use trains that are reliable, clean and well priced.

Hull Trains is in the process of ordering a fleet of new trains with an option to buy further units. Should the proposal be successful the company would wish to operate these new 125mph trains.

Jim Morgan, Managing Director of Hull Trains Ltd says: -

“Hull Trains has only been established for one year but we have proved that rail travel can be successful without rail subsidies. The key to our success has been the keen pricing structure that we operate together with the new trains and an excellent team of people.”

“In addition, our on-board crew are specially trained to assist customers so that their journey will be a pleasant and enjoyable experience.”

“We hope very much that we can repeat our successful Hull service to provide Lincolnshire with frequent direct service to the capital.”

“Timetabling would mean that we are at least 18 months away from the first train leaving Cleethorpes. However, at the beginning of the 2002 we will be contacting a number of business and community organisations to tell them of our plans and to find out what people really want.”

For more information on this release please contact Debby Burman
Tel: 01482 580072 or 07976 292155

The stopping pattern would be Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Barnetby, Market Rasen, Lincoln, Sleaford, Spalding, Peterborough and London.

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.

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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