Hull Trains services ‘not fit for purpose’, says MP – BBC News

Trains used on a service between Hull and London are “not fit for purpose”, an East Yorkshire MP has said.

Hull Trains is not running a direct service between Hull and London after a fire onboard a train caused disruption.

There has been extensive disruption to the timetable over the weekend after the fire at Grantham on Friday night.

Hull Trains said in a statement it was operating an emergency timetable after “a series of unrelated mechanical problems with our trains”.

The timetable changes are due to last until Friday, the company said.

Emma Hardy, Labour MP for Hull West, said: “The trains are too old.

“I have some sympathy with Hull Trains but at the end of the day those trains are not fit for purpose.”

Ms Hardy said the company had been “really successful for years” but was trying to run a profitable service with unreliable trains.

“They are patching up trains that are way past their sell-by-date,” she added. Hull Trains services ‘not fit for purpose’, says MP – BBC News

 

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