We are delighted to announce that we have officially named our £60m Hitachi fleet which marks a new future for Hull Trains. Our five trains are named the Paragon fleet due to its stand-alone meaning and its significance to Paragon Station which has stood as a landmark in the centre of Hull since 1848. Paragon is defined by The Oxford English Dictionary as a model of excellence, which is exactly what our high-tech five trains are.

The new Paragon Fleet is a symbol that represents our pride in Hull Trains, our people and our City and will continue to represent the very best of train travel for years to come. From December 2019 onwards, customers will benefit from more seating capacity, enhanced interiors and faster speeds as part of a major £60 million investment. Hull Trains will be replacing its current fleet with new hi-tech Hitachi trains, operating on both diesel and electric traction – giving customers access to the benefits of the East Coast Main Line’s electrified track, whilst continuing to enjoy a personable experience with our friendly on-board team that Hull Trains is known for. 

Paragon - Our New Fleet



Hull Trains Paragon Fleet Seating Standard Class

Greater Comfort

With plush ergonomically designed seats, the new trains provide 20% more seats than our older fleet, with extra legroom, air conditioning, free WiFi throughout your journey, and at-seat sockets. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a quieter journey and a smoother ride. Download our Paragon seating plan here.

Hull Trains Hitachi new trains

A Smoother Ride

Our new fleet of hi-tech Hitachi trains operate on both diesel and electric power, and with an improved braking system you will notice a quieter journey and a smoother ride whether you are travelling with us for one stop or all the way.

Hull Trains Paragon Fleet First Class

Never Go Hungry

Enjoy an at-seat trolley service for refreshments and light snacks, everything from your morning coffee to relaxing with a beer on a weekend trip. In First Class we offer complimentary refreshments, and with more seats there's now additional capacity to enjoy our at-seat service with our dedicated First Class host.

Hull Trains Paragon Fleet overhead storage

Better Storage

Whether travelling for business or going away for a long weekend, you can take with you everything you need. There’s more storage space than ever with luggage racks at the end of carriages, extra floor space for under seat storage, and deeper overhead racks to safely store your belongings closer to you.

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Greener Travel

Running on electric power is more environmentally friendly with lower emissions, as well as noise pollution being kept to a minimum as you enjoy greener travel with Hull Trains.

Hull Trains Paragon Fleet Accessibility

Improved Accessibility

Accessibility has been improved on board our new fleet of trains. There are spaces for 2 wheelchairs, with full access to a disabled toilet, along with easily accessible priority seating. All our toilets on board are now easier to use, plus baby-changing facilities have been introduced to them too.


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  • 17 April 2020 Weekdays
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