Passengers who left Yorkshire on the 08:23 Hull Trains service on August 1st were greeted with cheers and proclamations from the reigning British town crier champion.

East Yorkshire Town Crier Michael Wood asked Hull Trains passengers why they would leave God’s County on Yorkshire Day, as well as getting passengers to join in and celebrate the day.

The train operating company provides more than £200m a year to the local economy through the supply chain and the team it employs – with most of its staff living in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Hull Trains uses local suppliers for food and beverages served on board - Hull Trains has linked up with Great Newsome Brewery to provide locally-brewed beer.

Town crier sends passengers on Hull Trains

Michael said: “We mustn't worry that Hull Trains are taking folks away from Yorkshire, for in fact they're doing the country a favour. We're exporting one of our greatest assets, Yorkshire folk, who no doubt will be sharing their usual wit and wisdom with everyone they meet.

“Besides, Hull Trains are also bringing folks to Hull and what a treat that is for those visiting for the first time.”

Louise Cheeseman, Managing Director for Hull Trains, said: “Hull Trains is delighted to be celebrating Yorkshire Day with our customers – we are a Yorkshire-based company with the county’s key community values at the heart of our customer service.

“We contribute a significant amount to the local economy and provide the only direct link from East Yorkshire to the capital. Yorkshire Day provides a great opportunity to celebrate the county’s contribution to the UK.”

Posted: 01/08/2018 Tags: General
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