6th August 2020
Northern is boosting services between Hull and Bridlington to give customers more choice and flexibility over the summer.
Service levels on the network have gradually increased during the past few months and tomorrow (August 7) will see additional trains operating between the city and seaside.
Two additional trains will run in the morning from Hull to Bridlington, calling at Driffield, while three extra services will be available in the evening.
The evening services from Bridlington will call at Nafferton, Driffield, Hutton Cranswick, Beverley, Cottingham and Hull.
These additional services will run every day, except on Sundays, throughout the summer until September 12th.
Steve Hopkinson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We’re pleased to be able offer these additional services for customers who want to enjoy the Wolds Coast this summer.
“We advise customers to plan journeys carefully, avoid travelling at peak times where possible and, of course, wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) when on our trains.
“Despite these additional services, we are still not operating a full timetable and we need our customers to do their bit in keeping themselves and others as safe as possible.
“Space is restricted on trains to popular seaside towns, so customers are asked to avoid traveling with cycles and to fold pushchairs, prams and buggies to allow space so the maximum number of people can enjoy the Yorkshire Coast.”
Northern has recently outlined the measures it is taking to keep trains and stations as clean and safe as possible.
These measures include more cleaning staff than ever before, a focus on cleaning touchpoints (handles, buttons and tables etc), the use of new cleaning products that protect surfaces for up to 30 days, and an enhanced cleaning regime for all trains and stations.
Steve added: “We are doing everything we can to make travelling on our trains as safe as possible.
“But we need our customers to play their part too. Please follow the current government guidelines in your area and those who are travelling can help by making sure they wash their hands regularly, adhere to social distancing, and take any litter with them when they leave our trains.