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Hull Trains launches Paragon fleet

Photo: Welcoming the new fleet: Hull Trains Managing Director Louise Cheeseman with unit No 802301.


Hull Trains has marked the arrival of its first Class 802 Paragon bi-mode unit to the city.

The operator has ordered 5×5-car trains from Hitachi, financed by Angel Trains. It says the fleet will be rolled into passenger service ‘at intervals’, with the full fleet due to be in service by early 2020. The first of the five units had arrived in the UK on 6 November from Hitachi’s Pistoia plant in Italy, where the fleet is being built, followed on 27 November by the next two units, Nos 802302/303.

Hull Trains promises 5,500 extra seats a week when the new fleet enters service, increasing capacity by 22%. Facilities will include complimentary Wi-Fi, plug and USB sockets throughout and a new at-seat trolley service. It also says more than two-thirds of the journey between Hull and London will be operated under electric power.

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