"As a regular train user over the years, I know what it feels like to see an old train come along and know that you have an uncomfortable ride ahead of you. These improvements to the trains used on services to Hull are great news."
Rail service improvements announcement welcome news for Hull
Today, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the bidding process for new franchises for trains on Northern and Transpennine routes will include a requirement for new trains and carriages and an increase in services.
Councillor Claire Thomas said, "This is great news for train services to Hull. It can be a lottery at the moment whether you get a decent train carriage for a service from Hull, so these improvements will be very welcome.