Thursday 23 December 2021

Hull Trains are to reduce services after Christmas because of falling passenger numbers as a result of Covid. New timetables will come into force next Monday, December 27, and David Gibson, Hull Trains managing director, told Beverley FM: “Uncertainty in the market is leading to reduced ticket sales after Christmas and we can already see that demand is falling. As an open access operator that depends on revenue generated by ticket sales, we must respond quickly to these changing conditions.”

He continued: “After carefully considering every option, we believe that by reducing some of our lightly loaded services, we can minimise overall disruption for passengers.” And he pledged: “We will continue to run the majority of our services to support customers with travel plans over the Christmas and New Year periods.”

Those planning to travel are urged to check before travelling and for information on refunds.

Information on how to access medical services over the Christmas and New Year period has been published by NHS East Riding. Urgent Treatment Centres, out of hours GP services and some pharmacies will remain open. However, GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Full details of pharmacies offering a service can be found by following a link on the local news page of our website at

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And finally, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison is asking people to give their views about police funding for 2022/23 in an online survey. He says to maintain the current number of officers he will need to make an increase to the Council Tax police precept equivalent to 19p per week on a Band D property.

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