|Service type||Passenger train|
|Predecessor||The Hull Pullman|
|First service||8 May 1978|
|Last service||31 March 2015|
|Former operator(s)||East Coast
National Express East Coast
InterCity East Coast
|Start||London King's Cross|
|Line used||East Coast|
|Rolling stock||InterCity 125|
|Operating speed||125 mph|
|Hull Executive route map|
The Hull Executive is a named British passenger train operated by Virgin Trains East Coast. It ran daily in each direction between London King's Cross and Hull via the East Coast Main Line. It was operated by diesel-powered InterCity 125 High Speed Trains.
The service was introduced on 8 May 1978 by British Rail, replacing the previous The Hull Pullman. At first the service was operated by Class 55 Deltic locomotives hauling Mark 2 carriages. These were replaced by High Speed Trains in January 1981 by which time the Hull Executive was Hull's only through train to London.
The name was used for a morning service to London returning in the evening. It called at Brough and Selby as well as certain stations on the East Coast Main Line from Doncaster southwards. Prior to 2000, it was routed via Goole instead of Selby.
The name was still being shown in East Coast timetables up until its cessation in March 2015, but was quietly dropped by Virgin Trains East Coast upon it taking over the InterCity East Coast franchise in April 2015. The service now runs without a name.
- "In brief" Railway Gazette International January 1981 page 24
- "The Titled Trains of Britain" The Railway Magazine issue 1327 November 2011 page 37
- "GNER to revive Selby-London service" The Railway Magazine issue 1187 March 2000 page 12
- Our Timetables Hull Trains
- Timetable 14 December 2014 East Coast
- Timetable 1 April 2015 Virgin Trains East Coast