Train company TransPennine Express is launching a new evening service from Hull to Manchester giving customers more time to catch a show or enjoy an extra hour with friends before heading home.
Launching on Monday, 22 May 2017, the new service will leave Hull at 22:33 and call at Brough, Selby, Leeds, Dewsbury and Manchester Victoria.
The extra train will allow customers to travel home following UK City of Culture 2017 shows, exhibitions and events.
Along with this, a 22:07 Hull to Leeds train is also being introduced on Sundays, calling at Brough and Selby.
Hull Paragon is currently being given a fresh new look and TPE is investing £1.4million in enhancements such as a new waiting room, toilets and brand new retail outlets.
TPE will shortly commence a full refurbishment of its existing train fleet and those travelling to and from Hull will soon benefit from free on-board Wi-Fi, charging points at every pair of seats and an on-board entertainment system as part of a £32million investment. The seat covers, carpets and tables are also being replaced as part of the makeover and it will feel like a brand new train.
David Hatfield, TransPennine Express’ Station Manager for Humberside commented: “We know that this is an important year for the people of Hull and are delighted that we’ve been able to add in an extra service as part of our timetable change.
“We are also pleased to confirm that this service will remain in place after 2017, benefitting customers for years to come.”
Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, said: “We’re delighted that TransPennine Express are bringing in this later service, which will make it easier for people from out of town to get home after attending events in Hull. With a packed programme of events taking place throughout the summer and beyond, we hope it will be an added incentive for people to visit the city. It’s great news that the service will continue after 2017, strengthening the exciting cultural corridor that is developing between cities across the North.”