Celebrating Hull Trains success

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IT IS a shame that Mike Laycock (The Press, January 30) missed an opportunity to laud a further success in our area.

First Hull Trains, serving passengers between Hull, Brough, Howden, Selby and through to London, achieved a rating of 95 per cent in overall passenger satisfaction, just one per cent less than the highest achiever, Grand Central.

This achievement represents an increase of seven per cent over the previous year with, uniquely, a score of zero per cent for dissatisfied or poor service comments.

We should celebrate having access to such reputable carriers.

Dean Whitehouse, The Gallops, York.

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11:07am Mon 4 Feb 13

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2:14am Tue 5 Feb 13

Magicman! says...

Hull Trains has also put a suggestion to the government that they wish to electrify the train line from Hull to the East Coast Main Line just south of Selby (going via selby), possibly in exchange for reduced track access charges. If this were to go Ahead, First would have the wires live by 2018, by which point the Government scheme to electrify only as far as Selby from the ECML would only just be starting and would cost significantly more.

Quite why the DfT think wiring only as far as Selby is any use I don't know.... there is 1 train per hour that would use the wires in this scenario, and DfT generally has a rul of thumb that there must be at least 2tph in order to merit wiring the route up. If the full route to Hull was wired you'd then have the 1tph stopping service from Leeds, plus 1tph Transpennine from Manchester, 1tph stopper from York, and every other hour a Hull Trains service from London to Hull... Wiring to Hull makes more sense.
Hull Trains has also put a suggestion to the government that they wish to electrify the train line from Hull to the East Coast Main Line just south of Selby (going via selby), possibly in exchange for reduced track access charges. If this were to go Ahead, First would have the wires live by 2018, by which point the Government scheme to electrify only as far as Selby from the ECML would only just be starting and would cost significantly more. Quite why the DfT think wiring only as far as Selby is any use I don't know.... there is 1 train per hour that would use the wires in this scenario, and DfT generally has a rul of thumb that there must be at least 2tph in order to merit wiring the route up. If the full route to Hull was wired you'd then have the 1tph stopping service from Leeds, plus 1tph Transpennine from Manchester, 1tph stopper from York, and every other hour a Hull Trains service from London to Hull... Wiring to Hull makes more sense. Magicman!
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