Following safety issues that lead to the withdrawal of Hitachi Rail’s Class 800 series trains in May 2021, ORR have published a safety review with several recommendations.
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Hull Trains has announced that since the introduction of its modern and innovative Paragon fleet, both energy consumption and carbon emissions have decreased.
Hull Trains' passenger numbers returning to rail travel has been steadily increasing in recent months, leading to renewed confidence from the operator.
At the unveiling of a new commemorative 21st anniversary design on the fifth and final unit of its Paragon fleet, Hull Trains’ new Managing Director, David Gibson, has vowed to make the operator a ‘beacon’ of East Yorkshire.
Following the disruption caused by the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Class 800 and 385 series trains in May 2021, ORR is set to undertake a review of the impact of the incident on safety and passengers.
With oversight from the UK's Office of Rail and Road, Hitachi Rail, train operators and the government have agreed a service recovery plan to safely reintroduce more Class 800 Series and 385 Series trainsets into passenger service after cracks were found on some trains.
FirstGroup have successfully completed a trial of the ‘rail 5G’ gigabit track to train solution on the Isle of Wight, paving the way for full commercial deployment on Britain’s busiest railway. For Global Railway Review, Simon Holmes, FirstGroup’s Head of Engineering Digital Communications and Managing Director of Evo-rail (a FirstGroup…
The technology publishes the level of passengers onboard Hull Trains services in real time in order to help to make socially-distanced travelling easier.
With plans to resume services on 12 April 2021 after being forced to suspend operations for a third time in January 2021, Louise Cheeseman, MD of Hull Trains, has drawn up a strategy to build the business back up.
Following England being placed into a third national lockdown, Hull Trains and Grand Central have again announced a period of hibernation.
As a result of the UK government's decision to place England into a second lockdown, Hull Trains will temporarily suspend its services in order to safeguard the future of the business.
All train operators in Britain and Network Rail are now signed up to the Sunflower scheme, designed to enable people with non-visible disabilities to discreetly let others know that they might require a little more time, support or assistance when travelling.
British open-access operator, Hull Trains, has temporarily suspended all train services following a significant drop in passenger numbers as a result of unprecedented circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Passengers travelling on any of Hull Trains' 92 weekly journeys from Hull to London will now do so on new state-of-the-art Hitachi 802 trains.
Louise Cheeseman, who has been working in the rail industry for 20 years and is currently Managing Director of Hull Trains, speaks candidly to Global Railway Review about what it’s like running an open access rail operator and why she is excited about Hull Trains’ future.