Two train companies suspend services due to Lockdown

Train operators Grand Central and Hull Trains have announced they won’t be running any trains until the end of the latest Government restrictions they’ve imposed as part of their response to Covid-19.

The two are Open Access train operating companies who rent time on tracks and are not part of the franchise scheme. As a result they are not eligible for any support cash from the Department for Transport.

Hull Trains is suspending services from the start of lockdown on 5 November, while Grand Central will run some trains on the 5 and 6, but but then suspend them until at least 2 December.

Grand Central has already shelved plans to start a new service between Blackpool and London due to a collapse in passenger numbers.

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