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.
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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.
The survey's results show that overall passenger satisfaction has increased, but passengers in various regions across the UK are still suffering from less than optimal performance.
Following a year of interviews, we look back at the highlights and common themes of what was learnt and discussed by the women of the industry.
Louise Cheeseman, Managing Director of Hull Trains, writes that the introduction of its brand new £60 million fleet of trains will not only revolutionise travel between Hull and London – but will also help the firm achieve its aim of being the best train operating company in the UK.
A report has revealed that Britain’s rail industry is committed to delivering over 1,000 extra services a week for passengers and the introduction of 1,000 new carriages during 2020.
Passengers have been promised a 'new beginning in rail travel' as airline-style at-seat food and drink services will be featured on Hull Trains' new fleet.
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.
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.