Hull City and East Riding of Yorkshire councils have received reassurances from Northern Rail and Transport for the North that the Hull to Bridlington service will return next year.
Announced in the Rail North committee meeting the service, which has been reduced during the pandemic, will be fully reinstated from May 2022 meaning a twice hourly service from Hull – Beverley – Bridlington.
Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council said:
“This service is heavily used by residents and visitors to the region so I am very happy the full service will be back for the summer as trips to the coast ramp up.”
Councillor Jonathan Owen, Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council said:
“This is very welcome news to our residents, visitors and businesses alike.
“The return of this service will restore a vital link between key destinations and enable visitors from near and far to make their journeys by rail.
“Not only will this support the local economy, but it will also support our shared ambitions to protect the environment.”
Rob Warnes, Strategic Development Director at Northern Rail said:
“We recognise the importance of local rail connections for the communities and customers we serve.
“Due to the impact of the pandemic we have had to amend a number of timetables on the network.
“Our teams and industry partners continue to work hard to provide as many services as possible and we are planning to reinstate the full Hull to Bridlington service from May 2022.”