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Hull Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running up to five long distance services each day between London Kings Cross and Hull, calling at Grantham, Doncaster, Selby, Howden and Brough.
Hull Trains is the only 'open access' rail operator in the UK, meaning that instead of owning a franchise and operating a level of service laid down by the Strategic Rail Authority, it applied for, and was awarded in 2002, access rights for 10 years by the Office of the Rail Regulator .
It currently operates a fleet of Class 170 Turbostar trains which operate at 100mph along the East Coast Main Line. However, during 2005 they will be introducing Class 222 Pioneer 125mph trains, which will shorten the journey time between Hull and London by 15 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes.
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