Wednesday 26 July 2023

LOCAL BUSINESS leaders say plans to close railway ticket offices, including the one at Beverley train station, are badly thought through and will be discriminatory towards older and disabled people. Now, Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce has written to Rail Minister Huw Merriman urging a rethink. 

Chamber Chief Executive Dr Ian Kelly expressed “deep concerns”, describing the proposals as “a thinly-veiled plan to save money rather than a sensibly timetabled review of rail customer services across our area.”

FOLLOWING our reports yesterday on the planned celebrations for Yorkshire Day next Tuesday (August 1), Hull Trains  say they have arranged for Beverley’s Town Crier to join its managing director in seeing off that day’s early morning service to King’s Cross from Beverley station.

The Town Crier will be on the platform from 7am to welcome passengers aboard the 7.50am service and Hull Trains told us they hope it will be hauled by the loco named in honour of William Wilberforce. It will be the train’s 700th journey since being named by the public late last year.

A NEW woodland trail has been created at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham to help staff de-stress during their working day.