As delivery of new Hull Trains fleet looms, drivers embark on the next phase of training to ensure they are ready for the trains to be in public service.
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The images show that production progress in Italy is well-underway on the new £60 million fleet which will help transform rail travel between Hull and London.
For the latest instalment of Global Railway Review’s Women Inspiring Rail series, we spoke to Kate Turner, who's rollercoaster career of just seven years has seen her go from apprentice to Head of Planning at DB Cargo UK.
Hull Trains has released new images which show the production of its new £60 million fleet, set to be running on UK tracks by the end of 2019.
In this first interview for Global Railway Review's Women Inspiring Rail series, Louise Cheeseman, Managing Director of Hull Trains, talks about her proudest moments in rail so far, who has been an inspiration during her rail career and her vision to make Hull Trains the number one train operating company…
Used by British Rail before the privatisation of the railways, these trains are still in use with other train operating companies widely across the UK.
The building of the trains began in Japan in May 2018. By October 2018, the first of the five trains was ready to be shipped to Italy, and now, for the first time, all five trains are in Europe together.
The wide-scale deployment of new and refurbished-like-new carriages will mean the retirement of some of the oldest trains on the network.
The new fleet for Hull Trains will provide more in terms of customer service, as well as shorter journey times and reduced pollution.
Hull Trains has reported strong periods of service reliability and performance, with attention focused on improving the passenger experience.
With global experience in the rail sector, and a history of senior positions, Louise Cheeseman is to be the next Managing Director of Hull Trains…