Virgin Train’s has today (14 December) launched a new week day service between Hull and Doncaster.
From today, customers in Hull, Brough, and Selby will be able to travel on a new service to Doncaster, with onward connections to Newark North Gate, Grantham, Peterborough, Stevenage and London King’s Cross.
David Horne, Managing Director of Virgin Trains on its east coast route, said: “Customers and communities have been calling for more services from Hull, Brough, and Selby. We’re delighted to be able to deliver this new service on our east coast route, and to connect people with our last train south to the capital.”
The new service, along with a new service from Sunderland and Stirling mark a major milestone in Virgin Trains’ ambitious plans to transform services on its east coast route, which include a £21m overhaul of its fleet of 45 trains.More than £40million has been committed to the fleet since the company launched its east coast services in March spelling out plans to invest £140million over eight years.
A fleet of 65 brand new Virgin Trains will also be introduced on the east coast from 2018.
Terry French, Group Secretary of the Selby and District Rail Users Group, welcomed the news that Virgin Trains are to run the new evening service from Hull to Doncaster, saying: “We are delighted that this new weekday service will call at Selby, which will enable passengers to catch the 21.40 Virgin service from Doncaster to London.
“In addition, there is the benefit of an extra evening service from Hull to Selby. The Group also welcomes the recent announcement that the interiors of the Virgin trains are to be completely refurbished which will further enhance the experience of travelling on the East Coast Main Line."
For more information, contact Andrew McConnell in the Virgin Trains East Coast Press Office: 0116 366 3988