“We have been working with FirstGroup to establish a sustainable business plan for Hull Trains and, whilst we have made a very cautious return, we have always known that getting back on track would come with its challenges.
“As a result, there are some proposals which have today been shared with Union representatives and a formal consultation process will start on Tuesday 6th October.”
Hull Trains is an open access operator. This means we rely on revenue from ticket sales to operate our services and we did not receive any emergency measures support.
We hibernated the business in March 2020 to protect the long-term future of the business and we took advantage of the furlough scheme.
Passengers can still travel with us and we have introduced several safety measures so people can travel with confidence.
We are not currently offering catering onboard, as part of our health and safety measures, and the proposed changes will mean that our onboard trolley service will not be reinstated.
Hull Trains plays a vital role in the local economy and we are working closely with FirstGroup to cautiously roll out a sustainable business plan.
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