Hull Trains in chaos

9 March 2018

Commuters coming to and from Hull have been left outraged by ongoing cancellations, disruptions and delays, writes Chelsea Sparke.

This morning there were 10 trains either delayed or cancelled between Hull and London.

Trains have been greatly affected over the past week in connect to the recent storm and harsh weather conditions.

Image taken by Chelsea Sparke

In a Hull Trains statement, they said:

“This morning we have been able to return another train to service after repair following damage caused by the ingress of ice and snow into the electrics during the recent severe weather.”

Passengers have been disappointed that their travel was cancelled or delayed.

Mother of five, Victoria Lagun, 47, from North Hull :

“My train was cancelled, was an inconvenience for me however, the train company have been really helpful and pleasant. they offered me a refund or different travel options. It hasn’t put me off booking with them its just one of the things.”

Hull Trains are offering ticket holders alternative travel arrangements and are working around the clock to complete the repairs to the remaining trains.

Here’s the list from today.

Southbound

  • 05.58 Beverley – London Kings Cross runs as normal
  • 08.23 Hull – London Kings Cross runs as normal
  • 10.30 Hull – London Kings Cross is cancelled
  • 12.33 Hull – London Kings Cross runs as normal
  • 15.12 Hull – London Kings Cross runs as normal
  • 17.10 Hull – London Kings Cross starts at Doncaster
  • 19.11 Hull – London Kings Cross is cancelled

Northbound

  • 07.22 London Kings Cross – Hull is cancelled
  • 09.48 London Kings Cross – Hull runs as normal
  • 11.48 London Kings Cross – Hull runs as normal
  • 13.48 London Kings Cross – Hull is cancelled
  • 15.48 London Kings Cross – Hull terminates at Doncaster
  • 18.50 London Kings Cross – Beverley runs as normal
  • 20.30 London Kings Cross – Hull runs as normal

Hull Trains spokesman added:

“We are extremely sorry for the disruption to passengers. We pride ourselves on keeping the Humber region connected to the capital.  Please continue to check the Hull Trains website and Twitter feed (@hull_trains) for further updates.”

Earlier this week it was announced that ‘Hull Trains’ managing director Will Dunnett steps down’.

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