Local residents in Cottingham can now get to London even faster and with more convenience thanks to the very first direct Cottingham to London service introduced via Hull Trains.
The company has been working on plans to improve the village’s connections and give residents the same access to travel services as customers in Hull and Beverley.
The new, early morning and late evening return service will run 7 days a week from Sunday 21st May 2017, but customers can book tickets now online.
Will Dunnett, Managing Director of Hull Trains explains: “The new calling point is part of our expansion plans to ensure that this year, the East Riding is connected to the capital like never before. Plus it is one of many steps we are taking to support Hull in its City of Culture year. The direct service will also play a key part in supporting local tourism and creating opportunities for future business success.”
First Hull Trains runs 92 direct services each week from Beverley and Hull to London Kings Cross. It was recently voted the UK’s Rail Operator of the Year 2016/7 as well as winning the North of England Transport Awards for Customer Service Team of the Year. It has also topped the National Rail Passenger Survey for customer satisfaction for four consecutive years. This year, Hull Trains had the highest ever satisfaction score recorded for any operator at 97% - 12% higher than the average score.
The company has also recently announced a £60 million investment in new high-tech trains that will deliver 50% extra seating, enhanced interiors and the potential for faster speeds from 2019.
Mr Dunnett says: “Hull Trains are committed to keeping local people connected to the capital during our city of culture year and beyond. We’re delighted to announce the new additional direct service for our local Cottingham customers.”
Trains will leave Cottingham at 0606 Monday to Friday to Kings Cross and will return from London at 1850 London calling at Cottingham at 2141.
On Saturday the service leaves Cottingham at 0605 and returns from Kings Cross at 1748 calling at Cottingham at 2031
On Sunday the service departs Cottingham at 1057 and returns via the Kings Cross1744 service, arriving into Cottingham at 2036
Customers can book tickets online at www.hulltrains.co.uk
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