All aboard to the UK City of ‘Hullture’

HULL was promised change if it won the UK City of Culture title, and a train company has vowed to bring that about by renaming the city’s Paragon Station “Hullture Station”.

Hull Marina

First TransPennine Express, which owns the station, said it hoped to put new signs up as soon as possible, but must first secure planning permission for any such changes to the Grade II* listed building, which was named after a nearby street and opened in 1848.

“We are delighted for Hull to have gained recognition, steeped in history and with so many fantastic plans for future developments, the city truly does have so much to offer,” said station manager David Hatfield.

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“We are happy to be able to provide a service that will allow people from far and wide to visit Hull and experience it for themselves.”

The company also wants the new name published on timetables and station boards.

Hull will be culture capital in 2017 after beating rival bids from Dundee, Swansea and Leicester, it was announced this week.