Open access operator Hull Trains intends to restart operations on August 21 according to Railway Gazette.

Services had been suspended since the end of March following the onset of Covid-19.

Hull Trains suspends operations

The news will be welcomed by residents of East Yorkshire, and MPs who had been campaigning for Hull Trains to resume its London Kings Cross service.

Hull Train’s MD Louise Cheeseman tweeted, “Yesterday was a good day after some dark times. Hull Trains will continue to fight this wonderful business back up. The East Riding [of Yorkshire] deserves reliable links to the capital.”

The East Coast Mainline’s other open access operator, Grand Central, resumed services last week.

Grand Central resumes services

Initially Hull Trains will operate two services a day Monday to Saturday with three services on Sundays.

It will be deploying its bi-mode Hitachi trainsets which were delivered just a few months before services were suspended.

Hull Trains debuts Hitachi-built Paragon trainsets