Three quarter shot from platform level of Hitachi Class 800 EMU at King's Cross

FirstGroup make Sheffield and London open access bid

Hull Trains is an open access brand of FirstGroup, seen here at London King's Cross FirstGroup

Aberdeen-headquartered transport multinational FirstGroup has applied to run a new London to Sheffield rail service. The private sector transport operator has submitted the first phase of an application for a new open-access rail service between London and Sheffield to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). FirstGroup has said it plans to expand its open-access rail operations as part of its Hull Trains business. 

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for and

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