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Hull Trains Paragon Fleet Exterior
28 Jan 2020

Watchdog Report Outlines Passenger Praise for Hull...

Rail passengers rated Hull Trains one of UK’s best operators in a report compiled by independent transport user watchdog...

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Hull Trains Paragon Fleet
31 Dec 2019

Hull Trains Freezes January Ticket Prices

People travelling between Hull and London in 2020 will be better off thanks to a Hull Trains rail fare freeze.

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Hull Trains First Paragon Service
06 Dec 2019

Paragon Train Makes First Journey

Today, December 5, the first train from Hull Trains’ Paragon fleet completed its maiden voyage.

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Hull Trains Richard Vernon at RailStaff Awards
03 Dec 2019

Hull Trains Hero Scoops National Industry Award

Richard Vernon was awarded Project Manager of the Year, recognising excellence and achievements at the RailStaff Awards.

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Hull Trains Paragon Fleet Launch Event
25 Nov 2019

New Trains, New Beginnings, New Era

Hull Trains welcomes the first of five state-of-the-art, bi-mode trains into Paragon Interchange on 25 November.

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Anne Somers Hull Trains
20 Nov 2019

Hull Trains Boosts Senior Team with New Director

Hull Trains has appointed a new director who has more than 25 years’ experience in customer experience innovation.

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Hull Trains
23 Sep 2019

Notice for Thomas Cook customers and staff

Hull Trains is relaxing ticket rules for those affected by the Thomas Cook collapse.

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Hull Trains
19 Sep 2019

Customers Promised ‘New Beginning in Rail Travel’

An airline industry approach has been adopted by Hull Trains on its new Paragon Fleet.

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CGI of the new train
28 Aug 2019

Hull Trains Reveals Name of New Fleet

Hull Trains has officially named its £60m new fleet of trains which will revolutionise travel between Hull and London.

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A Hull Trains service in St Pancras
28 Aug 2019

Hull Trains Stays On Track

The closure of London’s Kings Cross didn’t stop Hull Trains getting to the capital this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Hull Trains drivers training on an 802 - Photo Credit- Mark Shepherd
20 Aug 2019

Hull Trains Drivers Ready for Next Training Stage

The first drivers enter the next stage of training ahead of the arrival of the new £60 million fleet.

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A magnificent six metres square reproduction of The Last Judgement, one of the highlights of the Michelangelo – A Different View exhibition coming to Hull Minster this autumn. Picture- Solent News & Photo Agency
16 Aug 2019

Businesses Back New Hull Minster Exhibition

Hull Trains is delighted to back a ground-breaking exhibition bringing the wonders of the Sistine Chapel to Hull.

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Hull Trains sponsored the Dead Bod stage at Humber Street Sesh
05 Aug 2019

Hull Trains Sponsor Dead Bod Stage

Some of the region’s best musicians have performed to thousands of visitors at the Hull Trains-sponsored Dead Bod Stage.

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Humber Street Sesh Dead Bod stage line-up
02 Aug 2019

Next Stop: Humber Street Sesh

Hull Trains is proud to support Humber Street Sesh, showcasing great local music to tens of thousands of visitors.

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Our new trains in Italy
01 Aug 2019

Passengers Given Glimpse Inside New £60m Fleet

Images of the interiors of the new trains have been revealed and show the production process in Italy is well-underway a...

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Pride in Hull parade
29 Jul 2019

Hull Trains Proud To Be Part of Huge Pride Event

Tens of thousands of people joined the Pride in Hull celebrations, described as bigger, bolder and prouder than ever bef...

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Free Theatre tickets for Kids
04 Jul 2019

How To Get FREE London Theatre Tickets For Kids

Families visiting London during the school holidays can take advantage of free theatre tickets for children.

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Hull Trains
27 Jun 2019

Hull Trains Beat Customer Satisfaction Scores

The addition of two trains to its fleet has contributed towards an improvement in customer satisfaction for Hull Trains.

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The Dead Bod stage line up
26 Jun 2019

Hull Trains Proud Sponsor of Humber Street Sesh

Hull Trains is delighted to be involved with this year’s Humber Street Sesh.

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Hull Trains sponsors Pride
24 Jun 2019

Hull Trains Announced as Pride in Hull Sponsor

Celebrating the LGBT+ community, reflecting what Hull Trains as a company stands for: equality, inclusion and diversity.

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Hull Trains
14 Jun 2019

Hull Trains Releases New Images of New Trains

Hull Trains has released new images which show the incredible production of its new £60m fleet.

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Family ticket launched
11 Jun 2019

Hull Trains Launches Family Ticket Offer For £99

Hull Trains has launched a summer ticket deal to allow families to travel between Hull, Brough and London for just £99.

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First Class service
04 Jun 2019

Tackling Health and Well-Being Head On

We spoke to Debbie Birch and Mark Shepherd about the company’s work in tackling mental health.

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First Class service
31 May 2019

First Class is The Perfect Mobile Office

We know our business customers need to be productive during the journey - work remotely and comfortably in First Class.

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Hull Trains
13 May 2019

Hull Trains Named World Cup Champions

Hull Trains is incredibly proud to have been named the winners of the World Cup of Train Companies.

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HT production director
09 May 2019

Extra Beverley Services Announced For Hull Trains

Hull Trains will be running two further services to Cottingham and Beverley after approval granted by the ORR.

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new train
30 Apr 2019

Help Hull Trains Name Its New Trains

Hull Trains is giving its passengers the exciting opportunity to name its brand-new trains.

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Hull Trains
26 Apr 2019

Hull Trains Shortlisted in Women in Rail Awards

Hull Trains is incredibly proud to announce we have been shortlisted in the prestigious Women in Rail Awards 2019.

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HST joins Hull Trains fleet
11 Apr 2019

Hull Trains Secures Additional High Speed Train

The additional HST is in service and will bolster the train operating company’s current fleet of four Class 180s.

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A test 802 in Hull station
09 Apr 2019

Role Available: Commercial & Customer Experience D...

We are looking for a Commercial and Customer Services Director who will shape our commercial strategy and steer our awar...

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Emma Ramsden in one of Hull Trains
29 Mar 2019

From Onboard Hosts to Train Drivers

Emma Ramsden, 30, and Sarah Goulbourne, 34, are the next generation of drivers at Hull Trains.

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A test 802 in Hull station
25 Mar 2019

Hull Trains' New Fleet Arrives in Europe

Milestone moment as Hull Trains' entire new fleet arrives in Europe and on track to arrive in the UK later this year.

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Hull Trains invite schoolchildren to visit new 802 fleet
11 Mar 2019

Future of Rail Travel From Hull to London Unveiled

The local community was invited to look onboard the new fleet, with local MPs and schoolchildren amongst those invited.

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Hull Trains MD Louise Cheeseman BBC Radio Humberside
08 Mar 2019

Hull Trains MD Interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside

Read some of her answers to listeners' questions including the arrival of the new Hitachi train fleet.

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05 Mar 2019

Hull Trains Launch New Website

Hull Trains has launched a brand new website to make it easier for passengers to find key information on the go.

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Hull Trains new Head of Safety Mark Shepherd
21 Feb 2019

Hull Trains New Head of Safety and Environment

Hull Trains has appointed Mark Shepherd as Head of Safety and Environment, who brings more than 25 years of experience.

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Hull Trains doesn
06 Feb 2019

Hull Trains Campaign to Address Staff Abuse

Hull Trains has launched a new campaign to help eliminate abuse towards Hull Trains staff.

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Hull Trains visit to the Hitachi factory
31 Jan 2019

First Glimpse of New Hitachi Trains

Hull Trains MD Louise Cheeseman visited the Hitachi factory to take a look at the new fleet of 802 trains.

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HST joins Hull Trains fleet
30 Jan 2019

High Speed Train (HST) Joins Hull Trains Fleet

Joining Hull Trains current fleet will be a High Speed Train (HST) to deliver continued service reliability.

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Passenger Hull Trains
29 Jan 2019

High Satisfaction Scores For Hull Trains

Latest National Rail Passenger Survey in Autumn 2018 has scored Hull Trains with a high level of satisfaction at 91%.

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Hull Trains in London King
15 Jan 2019

Hull Trains Reflects On A Challenging Year

Hull Trains reflects on its most challenging year in existence as exciting new dawn beckons.

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poppy appeal Hull Trains
23 Nov 2018

Poppy Appeal Raises Over £5000 On Hull Trains

A Royal British Legion poppy appeal has raised over £5000 on Hull Trains' services, helping families of veterans.

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Hull Trains in London King
08 Nov 2018

Hull Trains Supports Veterans On Armistice Day

Hull Trains support military veterans as tens of thousands of people travel to London to commemorate Armistice Day.

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Hull Trains colleague retirement
28 Sep 2018

Hull Trains Team Celebrate Mags Newton

Hull Trains waved off colleague Mags Newton on a surprise trip as she was set to work her final shift before retirement.

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Hull Trains
25 Sep 2018

Celebrating 18 Years of Direct Links to London

Hull Trains is celebrating 18 years since its first ever train departed London-bound from Hull.

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HT production director
13 Sep 2018

Hull Trains’ Appointed New Production Director

A long-serving member of the Hull Trains team, Louise Mendham, has been appointed as Production Director.

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new fleet
12 Sep 2018

First Glimpse of Hull Trains’ New Fleet

Work to construct the first shell of Hull Trains’ new hi-tech Hitachi fleet is complete, new pictures have unveiled.

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12 Sep 2018

Hull Trains makes sizeable squash donation for the...

Hull Trains has donated dozens of boxes of squash to Castle Hill Hospital following appeals by the Queen’s Centre Radiot...

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Hull Trains
22 Aug 2018

Strong Service Reliability for Hull Trains

Rail industry figures name Hull Trains top performing long distance train company on the East Coast Main Line.

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HT MD
03 Aug 2018

Hull Trains Smashes Through The Glass Ceiling

Hull Trains continues to smash through the gender pay gap ‘glass ceiling’, by bucking the national trend.

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Hull Trains strawberries and cream Wimbledon
02 Aug 2018

Passenger Numbers Grow On Board Hull Trains

Higher passenger numbers after giving out a record number of strawberries and cream for Wimbledon.

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Town crier sends passengers on Hull Trains
01 Aug 2018

Town Crier Sends Off Passengers on Yorkshire Day

Passengers on 08:23 Hull Trains service on August 1st greeted by reigning British town crier champion for Yorkshire Day.

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Louise Cheeseman appointed MD of Hull Trains
25 Jul 2018

Hull Trains Welcomes £780m Rail Investment

Theresa May’s announcement welcomed as a £780m investment will significantly improve East Coast Main Line by 2020.

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MD badges
03 Jul 2018

‘Between the Badges’: Hull Trains’ MD Journey

Hull Trains’ new managing director found an old name badge from 2005 showing her incredible journey over the 13 years.

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appointment of MD
12 Jun 2018

Louise Cheeseman Appointed Hull Trains MD

FirstGroup has appointed Louise Cheeseman, formerly Service Delivery Director at Hull Trains, as Managing Director.

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new train
10 May 2018

On Track For Launch of New Hull Trains Fleet

Hull Trains reveal the first artist’s impression of new trains set to hit the tracks as part of major £60m investment.

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FirstGroup campaign
01 May 2018

Child Mental Health Campaign on UK Transport Netwo...

Adverts are set to appear on buses and train stations around the UK to draw attention to children’s mental health.

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Hull Trains
30 Jan 2018

Hull Trains Amongst Top for Customer Satisfaction

Hull Trains is once again amongst the top of the National Rail Passenger Survey for overall customer satisfaction.

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Hull Trains
29 Jan 2018

Hull Trains Raise Over £1750 for Hull Children’s U...

Hull Trains colleagues have recently raised over £1750 for their charity of choice, Hull Children’s University (HCU).

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Customer Service awards
01 Dec 2017

Hull Trains Win Best Customer Service Team Award

Hull Trains win Customer Service Team of the Year at the North of England Transport Awards for the second year running.

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Hull Trains
29 Nov 2017

More Accolades for Hull Trains' Customer Service

UK Rail Operator of the Year 2016/17 awarded more accolades for customer service at the Rail Business Awards.

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09 Oct 2017

Hull Trains Hosts First Employee Excellence Awards

Hull Trains held its first Employee Excellence awards, hosted by former Home Secretary and MP Alan Johnson.

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Hull Ferens Art Gallery
26 Sep 2017

Hull Trains Brings UK’s Media to Hull for Turner P...

30 members of UK’s national media travelled to Hull for press screening of world-renowned Turner Prize, with Hull Trains...

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26 Sep 2017

Hull Trains' Customer Service Team Shortlisted

Hull Trains has been shortlisted in the Customer Service Team of the Year category.

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25 Sep 2017

Hull Trains Celebrates its 17 Birthday

Hull Trains, the UK’s Rail Operator of the Year, is today celebrating its 17th birthday.

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02 Aug 2017

Extra Hull Trains Services For Hull FC Fans

An additional Hull to London service on Saturday 26th August to take Hull FC fans to Wembley.

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25 Jul 2017

Hull Trains Top UK’s Independent Survey

Hull’s very own rail operator, Hull Trains, has once again topped the industry’s independent satisfaction league.

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20 Jul 2017

Hull Trains Raise £1484 for Hull Children’s Univer...

Colleagues at Hull Trains raised almost £1500 for Hull Children’s University.

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17 Jul 2017

Hull Trains Supports Hull Pride 2017

Hull Trains, one of the UK’s leading rail operators for equality and diversity, is sharing its love for UK Pride 2017.

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23 Jun 2017

Hull’s Capital of Culture brings in record number ...

Hull Trains has reported record customer numbers for the first five months of 2017 – suggesting UK City of Culture is ha...

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23 Jun 2017

Hull Trains is Flying the Flag for Females in Tran...

Hull Trains has reiterated its total commitment to equality in the wake of the Department for Transport’s calls for more...

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03 May 2017

Three Awards for Hull Trains

Hull Trains, the UK’s Rail Operator of the Year, has been awarded a further three awards at the multi-national BeFirst a...

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Passenger Hull Trains
07 Apr 2017

London service for Cottingham

Local residents in Cottingham can now get to London even faster and with more convenience thanks to the very first direc...

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24 Jan 2017

Hull Trains leads the UK rail industry for service...

Hull Trains has another record customer satisfaction score – 12% higher than the average of all long-distance operators

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Visitor economy expert appointed to lead Hull Trai...

Long distance train operating company Hull Trains is delighted to announce the appointment of visitor economy expert Sus...

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01 Jan 0001

Tackling mental health and well-being head on

We talked to Debbie Birch, Head of HR and People Support, and Mark Shepherd, Head of Safety and Environment, about the c...

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