Hull Trains - Essential Service for Humberside
With a busy timetable of journeys running between London Kings Cross and the coastal town of Hull, on Humberside, Fist Hull Trains offers a vital link for commuters and holidaymakers looking to travel from the many towns on the route. The service stops as seven further stations between the two termini and runs regularly, providing excellent transport links to many overlooked destinations.
With housing in the Humberside region considerably lower than that in London it is not uncommon for commuters to live in the area and travel to London to work, and they are just one of the many groups of people who benefit from the Hull Trains service.
London Kings Cross is a convenient starting point in the capital as it is easily reached by other transport links, and is the southern end of the vital East Coast Main Line, much of which the Hull Trains service uses. London features many attractions and is a world famous tourist destination, but the towns and other areas along the route are not to be ignored.
Stevenage and Grantham - Historical Towns
The first stop after leaving London is Stevenage, an ancient town that has many architectural delights. With 2000 years of history Stevenage is an important town in Hertfordshire and became better developed when it found favour as a coaching town thanks to its location next to the Great North Road. Visitors can take in the many examples of post-war modern architecture that are now preserved and protected, these being important examples of their type, and may like to visit nearby Knebworth House, an imposing stately home well known for its rock concerts and parkland.
Grantham is a pretty market town in Lincolnshire that is known as the home of two English luminaries - the great scientist Isaac Newton and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher both hail from the town - and also offers a wealth of local attractions for families.
Retford, Doncaster and Selby - The Industrial Heartland
As the route passes into Nottinghamshire the Hull Trains service stops at the pretty market town of Retford, another town made prosperous by the Great North Road, but it is the historic industrial towns of Doncaster and Selby, in Yorkshire, that hold the main attraction. Doncaster has a long history of association with the railways and industry and is also home of the St Leger, the oldest Classic horse race in the UK, while Selby - a former coalmining town - offers visitors the spectacular Selby Abbey and access to some of the most beautiful scenery Yorkshire has to offer.
To The North and Hull
The East Yorkshire town of Howden has seen considerable growth of late and, thanks to a high standard of living and relatively low property prices, is highly regarded as a commuter town. It is also historically important with many fine architectural features. The final stop before reaching Hull is Brough, a town with Roman origins that sits in a fine position overlooking the beautiful Humber Estuary.
Kingston upon Hull - to give the city its true name - is one of the lost delights of the UK, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself after years in the doldrums. This is a city that is home to some of the most impressive buildings in the country and the newly redeveloped Marina area is simply beautiful. Hull is a town that is well worth a visit to anyone looking for a different type of England.
Cheap Tickets Online with Hull Trains
The Hull Trains website - www.hulltrains.co.uk - offers simple online booking services, excellent timetables and route maps and discounts to many of the attractions in both London and the towns along the route. There are special offers available for students and business users, and early booking can result in excellent discounts. A smartphone app also allows for booking with a hand held device for added convenience, and the company runs a fully fledged First Class service on most trains.
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