Hull Trains to cut timetable as Covid hits ticket sales

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Hull Trains to cut timetable as Covid hits ticket sales

Hull Trains to cut timetable as Covid hits ticket sales
2021-12-21 20:42:00
Hull Trains will introduce a reduced timetable immediately after Christmas as uncertainty caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic hits ticket sales. It comes just days after surpassing pre-pandemic service levels, with bosses promising to review changes daily and reintroduce if passenger demand increases. Read more Covid-related news here. The team has completely suspended services for the three previous lockdowns and is now facing up what the Omicron variant may bring. It normally offers 94 services a week direct from Hull to London's King's Cross. It saw passenger numbers drop 70 per cent during the pandemic. David Gibson, managing director, said: “Uncertainty in the market is leading to reduced ticket sales after Christmas and we can already see that demand is falling. “As an open access operator that depends on revenue generated by ticket sales, we must respond quickly to these changing conditions. “After carefully considering every option, we believe that by reducing some of our lightly loaded services, we can minimise overall disruption for passengers. “For passengers who do wish to travel, our staff will continue to undertake enhanced cleaning on board while trains will be ventilated by our modern air conditioning systems which bring in fresh air from the outside. Have your say “We are encouraging everyone to follow Government guidelines on wearing face coverings.” Passengers are urged to check the website and social media feeds before travelling, and for refund

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