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Using this site

Hull Trains Company Limited (trading as First Hull Trains) makes this site available to you to provide information about its business and about certain products and services available to you.

Please read these Terms of Use (as defined below) carefully. Your access to, and use of, the website of First Hull Trains of 4th Floor, Europa House, 184 Ferensway, Hull, East Yorkshire HU1 3UT ("First Hull Trains") with all URL's being www.hulltrains.co.uk or derivations thereof (the "Site") is provided by and is subject to the terms, conditions and notices set out herein and in our Privacy Policy and all applicable laws and regulations. By accessing and using the Site, you accept and agree to be bound by, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use and, if you buy tickets on-line, by the National Rail Conditions of Carriage and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and First Hull Trains are superseded with respect to this subject matter. If you do not agree and accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use and the National Rail Conditions of Carriage, then please exit the Site. By continuing to use the Site you are deemed to accept and to be bound by the Terms of Use and, if you buy tickets on-line, by the National Rail Conditions of Carriage  (as amended from time to time). We may change the Terms of Use at any time at our sole discretion and your continued use of the Site after any such changes are made, will indicate your agreement to those varied terms. For the purposes of the Terms of Use "we", "our" and "us" refers to First Hull Trains and any reference to "you" or "your" means you, the user.

Ownership of Content

First Hull Trains are the copyright owner of all graphical and text content that may be found on this web site (all rights reserved). Unless being used for personal or non-commercial use, no part of this web site may be copied, modified, or published without the prior written permission of First Hull Trains. By accessing this site you guarantee to First Hull Trains that you will not use this web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices.

First Hull Trains also reserves the right to suspend, or permanently block your access to this site at their discretion.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Site and all of its contents including, but not limited to, the text, Site (as well as the organisation and layout of the Site), design, logos, graphics, icons and images (the "Content") are owned and copyrighted by First Hull Trains or others (including our licensors) with all rights reserved unless otherwise noted. All trademarks, copyright, database rights, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (together "the Rights") in the Content and the Rights in any software or underlying software code that is made available for download from the Site ("Software") are owned by us or our licensors. Any Content that is a trademark, logo or service mark is also a registered or unregistered trademark of First Hull Trains and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any Rights of First Hull Trains or any other third party. Where the Content is owned or copyrighted by a third party, certain restrictions may apply that you have to comply with. Where these apply, they will be indicated on the relevant part of this Site. Your use of any Content, except as provided in these Terms of Use, without the written permission of First Hull Trains is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that First Hull Trains will enforce their intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

Cookies

Cookies allow us to automatically identify you so that we can deliver news and content best suited to you. When you enter our site your computer will automatically be issued with a Cookie, which is a text file, which identifies your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site, in order to trace traffic flows. Cookies themselves only record which areas of the site have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is set, or not to receive cookies at any time, although this of course means that personalised services cannot then be provided to that user. Allowing us to create a cookie does not give us access to the rest of your computer and we will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave our site.

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Contributions to the Site

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the Site (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant First Hull Trains a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the Site's Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant to First Hull Trains the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the Site. Furthermore, by submitting your contribution to the Site, you warrant that your contribution:

is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to First Hull Trains for all the purposes specified above;

  • Is not defamatory; and
  • Does not infringe any law; and
  • Indemnify First Hull Trains against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by First Hull Trains as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
  • You waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Site and for the purposes specified above.

Your Use of the Site

You may download the Content, but only for informational, non-commercial, non-profitable and personal use and provided that you do not remove, adapt, alter or obscure any of the information, Content or notices (such as copyright and other proprietary notices) contained on the Content. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the Content (including, but not limited to, "caching" any material on the Site for access by third parties or "mirroring" any material on the Site) in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the Content or the Site requires the prior written permission of First Hull Trains;

You may not distribute, modify, copy (except as set forth above), transmit, display, reuse, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or otherwise use Content without First Hull Train’s prior written permission;

You may not create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing any Content on the Site;

As a condition of your access to and use of this Site, you warrant to First Hull Trains that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Use or could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law and that you will not use the Site to post or transmit any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, discriminatory, liable to incite racial hatred, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, indecent, scandalous, offensive, inflammatory, blasphemous, pornographic, or profane material or material in breach of confidence or privacy. First Hull Trains will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or any court order requesting or directing it to disclose the identity of anyone posting or transmitting any such information or materials. You also warrant to tell First Hull Trains as soon as you become aware of any unlawful or prohibited use of this Site by any third parties;

You are responsible for complying with local laws and regulations of the jurisdiction from which you access this Site. This Site should not be accessed in any jurisdiction where for any reason the publication or availability of this Site is prohibited. First Hull Trains does not represent that this Site complies with laws in all jurisdictions. If you are in doubt, you should seek legal advice and if necessary, terminate your use of this.

We endeavour to keep this website free from viruses and other malicious programs. We cannot accept responsibility, however, for any such programs that might be transmitted to your computer as a result of your use of the site or a third party website. First Hull Trains shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property, by reason of your use of, access to, or downloading of any material from, this web site.

Disclaimers

Information, data, advice and opinions expressed in this Site should not be relied upon for personal, legal, financial or other decisions. You should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. First Hull Trains cannot be held liable for either direct or indirect damage or loss, including lost profit, incurred through use of the information, data, advice or opinions expressed in this Site. First Hull Trains shall use reasonable care and skill in carrying out the services contained in this site. However all content (including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to First Hull Trains, its products and services (or to third party products and services)) and all products and services are subject to change and are provided to you "as is" and on an "is available" basis. While First Hull Trains has taken all reasonable effort to ensure that the information contained within the web site is correct, you should be aware that the information it contains may be incomplete, incorrect, or may have become out of date and is provided without any representations or any kind of warranty made of any kind (whether expressed or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of suitability, satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Without limiting the foregoing, First Hull Trains neither warrants nor represents that your use of any Content will not infringe the rights of any third parties nor that the Content will be accurate, complete or up-to-date. First Hull Trains assumes no responsibility for any information not provided on this Site or for the failure of any of our services offered on this Site, including but not limited to the provision of train service information and the sale of rail tickets.

Buying train tickets

The Site offers an impartial service (the ‘Booking Service’) selling every variation of ticket available around the UK representing all Train Operating Companies. We do not currently support Ferry bookings, supplementary tickets, Motorail services or Berth bookings on Caledonian Sleeper services or Eurostar bookings.

Use of the Booking Service

The Booking Service is designed to provide you with travel information, to assist you in determining the availability of travel-related goods and services and to make travel reservations or other travel-related purchases.

You agree that you will only use the travel information facilities of this Booking Service to find out information for yourself or for another person who intends to use or make use of the Booking Service to purchase travel services.

You confirm that you have authority to use the credit/debit card details you provide for the purpose of settling any payments you owe to us.  You also agree that all information supplied by you in using the Booking Service is accurate and that you will not make any speculative, false or fraudulent reservations. You further agree that you will only use the travel services reservations facilities of this website to make reservations or purchases for yourself or another person on whose behalf you are legally entitled to act.

We shall not be obliged to sell tickets or reserve a set for a person or persons who we have reason to believe may be intending to use it, or the proposed method of payment, fraudulently.  You acknowledge that you will be financially responsible for any bookings, which are made through the Booking Service using your account details and for all reasonable and foreseeable losses, which we suffer as a result of your breach of these terms or negligence when using this website (including where you deliberately or negligently let others use your account).

Bookings

All bookings are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Hull Trains Company Limited and the National Rail Conditions of Carriage. You are strongly advised to read these conditions, which contain limitations and exclusions relating to our liability in respect of loss caused by delays or cancellations, as well as loss or damage to, and delay in the delivery or luggage and its contents.

If you cannot produce a valid ticket for the class of accommodation and service that you are using, you will have to pay the appropriate fare or could face paying a penalty fare.

Issue of tickets

With respect to tickets sold by us, we cannot confirm the price of any tickets until such time as you complete your order and your credit/debit card will not be charged until the order has been processed.

When we have confirmed your booking by e-mail to your registered e-mail address, we will send your tickets or ticket collection number to you using the method you selected when you made your booking.

On receipt of your tickets we would ask that you check to ensure they are correct and contact our Web Support team if your tickets do not meet the information you provided at the time of booking.

Getting your Tickets

We offer a range of methods to get your tickets. The particular options offered for your booking may differ depending on various factors, including ticket type, train operator, method of purchase and whether or not there is sufficient time to reliably post your tickets.

Normal post: We will dispatch tickets by normal post to the address you specify during the delivery process. You should ensure that the address provided is correct.

Next day delivery: We will dispatch tickets by Royal Mail Special Delivery to the address you specify during the delivery process. You should ensure that the address provided is correct. You will need to sign for the tickets upon delivery.

International post: We will dispatch tickets by International Signed For (TM) post to the address you specify during the delivery process. You should ensure that the address provided is correct. You will need to sign for the tickets upon delivery.

Collecting tickets at the station: For many bookings we allow you to collect tickets from a range of stations. You must allow sufficient time to collect your tickets before boarding the train. You must have your ticket collection reference, and (unless stated otherwise) the credit/debit card used to make the purchase as identification. You should note any special collection instructions given during the booking process, for example the station opening hours.

If you are unable to collect your tickets (for example due to the ticket machine(s) being out of service) then you should contact the station staff for further assistance. If there are no staff at the station, you should board your booked train, and make yourself known to the on-train staff at the earliest possible opportunity.

E-ticket / print@home: For some bookings we allow you to print your own ticket.

You must ensure that you print each ticket clearly and full size on A4 paper - using a separate sheet for each ticket - and carry the ticket with you when you travel. Tickets are only valid when accompanied by the correct identification selected whilst making the booking. Tickets are non-transferable and you must ensure that no one else is able to obtain and/or print a copy of your ticket.

Some train operating companies apply additional restrictions to the use of e-ticket / print@home - you must note any additional restrictions notified during the booking process.

M-tickets / Mobile tickets: For some bookings we allow you to travel with paperless tickets delivered to your mobile phone ("M-tickets"), booked either through the Website, or via our Mobile Application.

When booking such tickets via the Website, you must check that your mobile phone is compatible with our tickets by downloading a test ticket where indicated prior to purchase.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you carry your mobile phone on the relevant journey and that your phone is charged, functional and that you are able to display the ticket for inspection when you travel. Due to the wide variety of mobile phone handsets and networks we are unable to offer technical support or assistance. You may incur data usage charges from your mobile phone operator for downloading a ticket. You should check with your network provider as to what charges may apply.

For identification purposes you must also carry the credit/debit card used to make the booking (If tickets have been booked for more than one passenger, all passengers should travel together and the lead passenger must carry the credit/debit card used to make the booking).

We shall not provide duplicate or replacement tickets. The ticket must be stored on your mobile phone until the date and time of travel and such safekeeping shall be your responsibility. M-Tickets are non-transferable - you cannot send the tickets to another mobile and they are only valid on the device they were booked on, even if you use the same First Hull Trains account.

By purchasing a M-Ticket, you agree to cooperate with the train inspector and let him/her clearly view the ticket on your mobile phone and you acknowledge that you may be requested to hand over your mobile phone voluntarily for inspection. If you do not produce your ticket or hand over your mobile phone upon a request to do so by the train inspector, the train inspector shall be entitled to consider that you are travelling without a ticket. Some train operating companies apply additional restrictions to the use of M-Tickets - you must note any additional restrictions notified during the booking process.

Changes, cancellations and refunds

Changes to the date and time of a ticket may be permitted depending on the type of ticket and availability of alternatives, but exchange may not be available for certain ticket types. Refunds will depend on the type of ticket and conditions applicable to it and may not be available for certain ticket types.

All refunds and amendments will incur a £10 charge.

To make any changes please login to your account, or contact our Web Support Team on 0871 244 1638.

Miscellaneous

We may change the terms relating to our Booking Service from time to time; however, any changes will not affect existing terms accepted by you when making a reservation or purchase through this website. 

Network Rail usually carries out track maintenance and renewal work at weekends or Bank Holidays, or occasionally early weekday mornings or late evenings. You are strongly advised to confirm your train times prior to making your journey.

The prices quoted on this website are in Pounds Sterling (£). If you pay for your tickets using a foreign credit or debit card, we are not responsible for the exchange rate and you are advised that changes to your ticket or refunds may be affected by such exchange rate.

Using our mobile app

We allow you the right to download, install and use the Mobile Application on your mobile handset to access the Booking Service in accordance with these terms and conditions.

You may not use the Mobile Application for any purpose other than to access the Booking Service. You do not and will not own the Mobile Application or any information that is provided to you through it or the Booking Service, but you may use these things in accordance with these terms and conditions.

The Mobile Application is provided to you free of charge and on an ‘as is' basis. We have tried to make sure that it will work on each compatible mobile handset, however, we do not promise that the Mobile Application will be suitable for your needs, or that it will work accurately or in a particular way. All implied promises or warranties related to the mobile application, and access to the booking service through it, are excluded.

Collecting Nectar points

We have partnered with Nectar so you can now collect Nectar points on tickets purchased on www.hulltrains.co.uk

To collect points on hulltrains.co.uk, you will need a Nectar card. If you don't already have one, you can sign up for a Nectar card here.

You must link your Nectar card number in the ‘My Account’ section on hulltrains.co.uk to collect Nectar points on train tickets purchased online. If you do not have an account simply create one and include your Nectar card number at the same time.  

When you add your Nectar card, you’ll receive 100 bonus points. You can link with as many participating FirstGroup companies as you want - however, you are only entitled to one bonus allocation. Only the first Nectar card account per customer is valid.

Once your Nectar card number has been linked you will be eligible to collect 2 points per £1 spent on train tickets purchased at hulltrains.co.uk (excluding season tickets, Gift Vouchers, Travelcards and PLUSBUS)

- Your points will appear on your account within 28 days of buying your tickets

- Points cannot currently be redeemed on hulltrains.co.uk

- Incorrect or invalid Nectar cards or Nectar card numbers will not be awarded points.  Customers are responsible to ensure the card number you enter is correct.

- hulltrains.co.uk reserves the right to:

     - withdraw at any time any Nectar points that were granted

     - in the case of any fraudulent activity

     - in error - for instance if the Nectar logo was mistakenly displayed on the view item page of an excluded item

     - withhold or delay issuing Nectar points

     - change these terms at any time

Data charges and access

The Mobile Application requires a correctly configured and functional internet data connection, both for the initial installation, and for use.

Data charges may be charged to you by your network provider depending on your individual tariff. You are responsible for any such costs. Note that if you are using the Mobile Application on an overseas network, the cost of data usage may be considerably higher than when at home.

We are unable to provide any warranties as to the levels of connectivity you will receive via your mobile handset. This may depend upon your tariff, your network provider or your corporate policy if you have a work-issued handset. We will not accept any responsibility for any connectivity issues you may experience.

Please contact your network provider or visit their website if you require assistance configuring a data connection for your phone.

Support & Communications

While we have tried to get a broad coverage of mobile devices, our Mobile Application will not work on all mobile handsets. Please refer to our Website for details of the handsets which are able to download our Mobile Application. Download and operation success may depend on handset settings.

If you have any queries or problems with the Mobile Application, please look at our FAQs for answers to the most common questions we receive from users. If the FAQs do not assist, please contact us at fht.websupport@firstgroup.com
and 0871 244 1638. (Please do not contact any distributor of the Mobile Application with a support request as they will not be able to assist you.)

We may send communications to you through the Mobile Application. These communications may include marketing material, technical and support information, and information on updates or changes. By using the Mobile Application, you agree to us providing you with such communications.

Please note that we may cease to operate and support the Mobile Application, or a particular version of it, at any time. If this happens, you will be unable to access the Booking Services through the Mobile Application (or the relevant version of it) and you may be unable to download or install fresh copies of the Mobile Application. Where we think that it is reasonable to do so, we also reserve the right to either require you to delete the Mobile Application, or to remotely deactivate the Mobile Application from your mobile handset.

Updates & Availability

From time to time, we may issue updates to the Mobile Application, in which case you may not be able to continue use of the version of the Mobile Application installed on your mobile handset without downloading the relevant update. If we issue an update of the Mobile Application without disabling our earlier version installed on your handset, we nonetheless recommend that you download and install all updates issued. We cannot accept any liability for errors which become apparent in old versions of the Mobile Application.

We are able to suspend access to the Booking Service through the Mobile Application. We can do this for any reason, but will usually only do so when carrying out maintenance on the Mobile Application or the systems supporting it.

Security

You can use your Mobile Application to store details of your bookings, favourite journeys and payment card details. You should ensure that your phone is protected by a suitable PIN number or password so that if lost/stolen your stored details cannot be used or accessed.

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