Military veterans will receive free travel on Hull Trains services on November 11th as tens of thousands of people visit London to commemorate Armistice Day.

Crowds in London are expected to be busier than usual over the weekend as people visit from over the UK to pay their respects for those who lost their lives in both world wars and commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I.

Hull Trains will be giving veterans wearing uniform or their medals free travel on the day to travel straight into and out of the heart of London easier than travelling by other means.

Members of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal will also be on Hull Trains services raising money through selling poppies on selected services. Hull Trains has also changed its profile image on social media to commemorate the day.

Engineering works carried out by Network Rail between Brough and Gilberdyke on Sunday will result in passengers travelling from Hull, Brough and Howden travelling by bus to Selby to meet the Hull Trains service, as well as those travelling from London taking road replacement transport once they arrive at Selby to their destinations.

Susie Brindley, Commercial and Customer Experience Director, said: “Armistice Day is a very important day in the British calendar as we remember those who gave their lives in the world wars.

“Hull Trains is doing what it can to help veterans commemorating the day travel to and from the capital to pay their respects.

“Due to the engineering works, we urge those travelling to check our website to plan their journey.”

During World War I, 186,475 railway workers served under arms, and during which nearly 19,000 lost their lives.

Posted: 08/11/2018 Tags: General