Look inside the new Hull Trains hitting the tracks this November

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 Mar 2019

Hull Trains gave passengers a glimpse into the future last Friday when one of its new Hitachi 802 trains arrived into Paragon Station.

The new train, one of five set to arrive in Hull in November as part of a £60m investment from the company, spent the day in the city, and opened its doors to let people have a first look inside.

With almost a third more capacity than Hull Trains' current fleet, and with all the mod-cons you could want as a passenger, it is hoped the arrival of the Hitachi 802s will signal an end to the disruption the company endured throughout 2018.

Inside one of the new Hitachi trains coming to Hull in November (Image: Richard Addison)

Louise Cheeseman, managing director at Hull Trains, said: "We see Hull as a growing market, when you look at big names like Siemens opening a factory here, and then following it up with Goole. There is a huge potential in this region.

"Having Hull on the side of our trains as they travel in and out of London must also be a really good way of getting the city's name out there.

"The new trains will have free wi-fi for all our passengers, with a plug socket under every seat."

Hull Trains currently has three trains in service at any one time, with one being maintained as a back-up.

Come November though, and this will increase by one, with four trains on the tracks between Hull and London.



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