Hitachi's UK plant looks to the world market
Sliding seats could enable passenger trains to carry goods
A1 No 60163 Tornado does 100mph
Rail Alliance drives Midlands Engine
GB Railfreight to implement Ideagen safety software
UAV survey company Bridgeway Aerial takes off
Fire at Euston Station causes nationwide rail disruption
DB Cargo UK confirms job cuts and reform
Subsea cable fault detection demonstrated to rail industry
HS2 rolling stock procurement moves forward
Passengers between Hull and London experienced the future of rail travel yesterday as one of Hull Trains’ new Paragon trains completed its first trip.
The train departed Hull at 10.33 and returned from London Kings Cross at 13:48, carrying more than 300 passengers.
The news comes as two more trains continue final safety tests in the UK after arriving from Hitachi Rail’s factory in Italy.
We were lucky enough to have a sneak peek last month of these new trains. Have a look for yourself here.
What did the officials say?
Maryanne Tennyson, on board host instructor for Hull Trains said:
“Travelling on the very first journey has been a real experience and one I won’t forget for a long time. The atmosphere on the train was fantastic, the whole crew were so excited and speaking to all the passengers, I know they were too. A lot of people commented on how much smoother the journey was and the new at-seat trolley service was really popular too.”
Louise Cheeseman, managing director from Hull Trains added.
“This is a landmark moment in the history of Hull Trains and marks a new beginning for our staff and the people of Hull. This £60 million investment in transport strengthens our connectivity to the capital, positioning Hull as a leading city of the north.
“Once fully operational, 5,500 more people will be able to travel every week and will enjoy a quieter and smoother ride. Crew and driver training continue as our team continues to roll out all five trains from the hi-tech fleet into passenger service by early 2020.”
For the Latest Railway News
Framed Prints, DVD’s / Blu-Ray’s and more
Come and share your railway pictures
Visit their website
Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.