Temporary Hull Trains timetable to be introduced from 27 December

Hull Trains will introduce a reduced timetable as customer demand changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hull Trains Paragon Fleet
Hull Trains, Paragon Fleet.

The following is a statement from Hull Trains:

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. Please check on our website 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 27 December 2021 until Saturday 12 February 2022

  • Removal of 1908 Hull – London Kings Cross (from Wednesday 29 December) & 0727 London Kings Cross – Hull (from Tuesday 28 December) Monday to Friday only
  • Removal of 0727 KGX – Hull – Saturday only

From Monday 3 January 2022 until Friday 11 February 2022

  • Removal of 1708 Hull – London Kings Cross & 2030 London Kings Cross – Hull Monday to Friday only

From Saturday 8 January until Sunday 23 January 2022 (Cambridge Diversions)

  • Removal of 0738 London Kings Cross – Hull Saturday only
  • Removal of 1000 London Kings Cross – Hull Sunday only