Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

On the road to…Hull

Posted in Great Britain, On the road..., Other general stuff about railways by Chairman Pip on 6 November 2011

The longest journey of the football season so far for me, and possibly the most interesting day’s worth of rail journeys, as I make the trek all the way to East Yorkshire for my visit to Hull City.

Date: 05 November 2011
Stadium: KC Stadium
Capacity: 25,404
Attendance: 21,756
Away Section: North Stand
Score: Hull City 0-2 West Ham United
Nearest station: Hull Paragon
Local Rozzers: Humberside Police
Total Travel Cost: £60.60p (2 x Advance Singles, 1 x Anytime Day Single)

Rail Journeys:
09:16 – New Cross Gate to Highbury & Islington (London Overground Class 378 Capitalstar)
Victoria Line – Highbury & Islington to Kings Cross St Pancras (2009 Stock)
10:33 – London Kings Cross to Hull Paragon (First Hull Trains Class 180 Adelante)
17:52 – Hull Paragon to Sheffield (Northern Rail Class 158 Express Sprinter)
19:27 – Sheffield to London St Pancras (East Midlands Trains Class 222 Meridian)
Northern Line – Kings Cross St Pancras to London Bridge (1995 Stock)
22:25 – London Bridge to New Cross (Southeastern Class 465 Networker)

Station to Stadium: The KC Stadium is another of those newly built grounds intended to make use of derelict land somewhere. In this case though it is fairly near the centre of the town, making it one of the more accessible from the railway station – across the road from the station is St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, and by walking straight through you reach the main road that you cross, and walk straight down with the stadium easily visible, no more than 20 minutes at most.

Anything else?: As with the main railway stations in many medium sized provincial towns, Hull Paragon has been converted into an interchange with local and regional buses.

Hull Paragon Interchange


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  1. […] the second bout of illness I’ve suffered while I have been growing my mo – just prior to my trip to Hull I had stomach problems that led to diahorrea that I am convinced were the result of a chicken […]

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