The service departed Hull at 10.33 and returned from London Kings Cross at 13:48, carrying more than 300 passengers.
The news comes as two more trains from the £60 million state-of-the-art fleet continue final safety tests in the UK after arriving in the UK from Hitachi Rail’s factory in Italy.
Maryanne Tennyson, on board host instructor for Hull Trains said: “Travelling on the very first journey has been a real experience and one I won’t forget for a long time. The atmosphere on the train was fantastic, the whole crew were so excited and speaking to all the passengers, I know they were too. A lot of people commented on how much smoother the journey was and the new at-seat trolley service was really popular too.”
Louise Cheeseman, managing director from Hull Trains added. “This is a landmark moment in the history of Hull Trains and marks a new beginning for our staff and the people of Hull. This £60 million investment in transport strengthens our connectivity to the capital, positioning Hull as a leading city of the north.
“Once fully operational, 5,500 more people will be able to travel every week and will enjoy a quieter and smoother ride. Crew and driver training continue as our team continues to roll out all five trains from the hi-tech fleet into passenger service by early 2020.”
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