We will continue to run the majority of our services to support customers with travel plans over the Christmas and New Year periods.
However, the spread of Omicron and resulting uncertainty does mean that there will be some temporary reductions to our services.
Hull Trains is not the only provider to be affected, as other operators across the UK railway network are expected to implement similar reduced timetables. The temporary timetable will be reviewed daily, and services will resume should passenger demand increase.
David Gibson, Managing Director, said: “Uncertainty in the market is leading to reduced ticket sales after Christmas and we can already see that demand is falling. As an open access operator that depends on revenue generated by ticket sales, we must respond quickly to these changing conditions.
“After carefully considering every option, we believe that by reducing some of our lightly loaded services, we can minimise overall disruption for passengers.
“For passengers who do wish to travel, our staff will continue to undertake enhanced cleaning on board while trains will be ventilated by our modern air conditioning systems which bring in fresh air from the outside. We are encouraging everyone to follow Government guidelines on wearing face coverings.”
Hull Trains will continue to monitor the situation alongside our industry partners and will follow advice from the Government to keep our customers and our people safe. For further details on the temporary timetable, visit our Timetables page. Please check before you travel on our website https://www.journeycheck.com/hulltrains/ and our Twitter feed @Hull_Trains before travelling and for information on refunds.
Please see below for the changes to services:
From Monday 27th December 2021 until Saturday 12th February 2022
• Removal of 19:08 Hull - London Kings Cross (from Wednesday 29th December) & 07:27 London Kings Cross – Hull (from Tuesday 28th December) Monday to Friday only
• Removal of 07:27 KGX - Hull – Saturday only
From Monday 3rd January 2022 until Friday 11th February 2022
• Removal of 17:08 Hull – London Kings Cross & 20:30 London Kings Cross – Hull Monday to Friday only
From Saturday 8th January until Sunday 23rd January 2022 (Cambridge Diversions)
• Removal of 07:38 London Kings Cross – Hull Saturday only
• Removal of 10:00 London Kings Cross – Hull Sunday only