See in advance where you can locate your seat, keep your luggage, store your bike and find on board facilities so you can plan ahead and have a stress-free journey. Carriage A is our unreserved carriage where passengers without seat reservations may find a vacant seat, although we do recommend making a seat reservation for your journey. Find our Paragon seating plan and other useful information on this page.
Now you can pick your perfect seat on Hull Trains services when you book direct on our website. Our Seat Picker tool lets you select the seat you want and you can see what other facilities are available on board. Simply select your seating preferences and view and amend your reservation by clicking "View Seat Picker".

Please note, you can find First Class in coach E with our First and Standard Class composite carriage in coach D.

Hull Trains Paragon Fleet First Class Standard Class
Number of seats 43 284
Width of seats 49cm 46cm
Seat pitch / legroom  101cm 81cm
Seat recline  9cm N/A

Seating onboard Hull Trains services

Hull Trains Paragon exterior with close up of logo

Paragon Seating Plan

Locate everything on board, from toilet facilities to First Class and bicycle racks, with our handy Paragon carriage guide. 

Click the link below to download a PDF copy of our seating plan. A standard Hull Trains service will have 5 carriages. 10 carriages will operate on some of our busier services.

Download Our Seating Plan
Hull Trains Seat Picker Pick Your Own Seat

Pick Your Perfect Seat

Choose your own seat when you book a Hull Trains journey direct on the Hull Trains website. Whether you prefer to travel facing forwards or backwards, at a table or an airline seat, by the window or the aisle, the choice is yours with our new seat picker tool.

View the seat you've been allocated on our carriage layout and change it to what you prefer. With a full view of each carriage, you'll see which seats are near to luggage racks and toilet facilities. You'll also see which seats have already been reserved.

When making your booking on the Hull Trains website, select your seating preferences and view and amend your reservations by clicking "View Seat Picker". Available on Hull Trains services only.

Paragon Seating FAQs

When you book an Advance train ticket on the Hull Trains website or app, a seat reservation will be included by default and you can normally select a preference, where available. Open flexible tickets don’t automatically come with a seat reservation, but you can request one at the time of booking via the website or app, or visiting a manned station ticket office.

You can now use our Seat Picker tool to choose your own seat on Hull Trains services when you book direct with us. Select your seating preferences when making your booking and click "View Seat Picker" to open the interactive map of the train by carriage.
If you require priority seating or a wheelchair user space, these can be reserved by calling our Passenger Assist team on 0800 316 1323. These seats are reservable for customers with a legitimate claim to use them and are designed to be easily accessible. You can find more information about our Passenger Assist service here.
As a long-distance operator, we aim to provide a seat to all passengers. During occasional times of disruption, services may become very busy as other passengers make use of any available service along with customers who travel with open, flexible tickets.

You will only be entitled to a seat on your train if you have made a seat reservation in advance. Advance tickets include reserved seats by default. If you have not made a seat reservation we are unable to guarantee that there will be a seat available on your journey, or during exceptionally busy periods, that you will be able to travel on the train of your choice. You are not entitled to receive compensation if you have to stand or are unable to join the train in these circumstances.
You may board a Hull Trains service without a seat reservation as we offer a limited number of unreserved seats throughout our trains and carriage A is our unreserved carriage.

During busy periods, including weekends and engineering works, a seat reservation is strongly recommended and may be compulsory. If you do not have a seat reservation, we may not always be able to provide you with a seat. At particularly busy periods you may not be able to travel on the service of your choice if you do not have a seat reservation.


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