Hull Trains is set to resume its direct service to London later this month. From Friday 21 August 2020 trains between Beverley and London Kings Cross will run for the first time since 29 March, when services were temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The open access rail operator will initially introduce a limited timetable and plans to run two services Southbound and Northbound on Monday to Saturday and three services Southbound and Northbound on a Sunday.
“I am so thrilled to announce a return date for Hull Trains as the numbers of people using rail services has started to increase across the country. By relaunching services in August, we are giving families and friends an opportunity to spend some quality time together,” said Louise Cheeseman, managing director for Hull Trains.
“We are excited to give people the opportunity to travel safely so they can make the most of the rest of the summer season and the services we plan to introduce on the timetable will give people the best chance to do this. I want to reassure our customers that extra cleaning measures will be taking place onboard the trains. There will be a dedicated cleaning team on every service, socially-distanced seats will be clearly labelled and all health and safety precautions will be met so people can travel with confidence,” Louise added.