Hull Paragon station receives the Royal touch

Thursday 16th November 2017

We were delighted to welcome Her Majesty the Queen to Hull Paragon station on Thursday 16th November 2017. 

Upon arrival at the station, the Queen met with several members of the public as she arrived from London from Royal train.

David Hatfield, who manages the station was there to welcome Queen Elizabeth II.

Reflecting on the Royal visit, David commented: “On behalf of TransPennine Express, I’d like to say how thrilled we were to host Her Majesty on what was a very special day for Hull.

“As you can imagine, lots of planning went into the event and we worked closely alongside Hull City Council and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 to ensure things ran smoothly on the day.

“It was a real honour to meet the Queen and welcome so many visitors.”

As Rail Supplier of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, over the last year, TPE and Hull Trains along with parent company FirstGroup have welcomed people from around the world onto trains and into the station.

When compared with the same time last year, passenger journeys on TPE trains to Hull have increased by 20 per cent.

Customers are already benefiting from enhanced facilities at Hull Paragon thanks to a £1.4million redevelopment in a new customer information point, booking office, waiting room and toilets. Four new high quality retail outlets are also being introduced in 2018.

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