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From | Thursday 20 September 2018

Train times from Hull to Manchester of just an hour and a quarter are being targeted – a move which would slash 45 minutes off current journeys.

Speaking during a visit to Hull on Thursday morning, Transport for the North chief executive Barry White admitted rail services had let people down this year .

He said, however, that plans to improve journey times from Hull to northern cities such as Manchester hinged on electrification of the Selby line – plans which were controversially thrown out by the government in 2016 .

Mr White said: “We appreciate people have been very frustrated, and things have not been good enough.

“Pressure is now being put on rail companies to improve. What must happen is the industry must put passengers at the heart of decision making.

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