Hull residents help celebrate 10 years at the Hull Paragon Interchange

09 Feb 2018

Transport operators throw family fun day glancing into future and revisiting past of travel

Residents from Hull came along to join in a family fun day to celebrate the 10th anniversary since the opening of the Hull Paragon Interchange.

Stagecoach East Midlands, Hull City Council, TransPennine Express and East Yorkshire Motor Services provided travellers and local residents with the chance to travel on open top buses, operate ticket machines, check out buses from the past and future, and take part in competitions for the chance to win prizes, at the event on Saturday February 3.

Children drew special birthday cards for the transport hub that was won by Elise Houghton, aged 10, from Brough who received family tickets to Reel Cinema, Dinostar and bus travel vouchers.

Everyone who attended the event was entered into the prize draw to win family days out to a host of attractions across Hull, including the Escape Rooms, cinema tickets, bowling and a meal at The Railway Inn.

Dave Skepper, Commercial Director at Stagecoach East Midlands, said, “We are delighted that so many residents turned out to help celebrate 10 years of the Hull Paragon Interchange. We wanted to give people the chance to see first-hand the progress that public transport continues to make whilst providing a fun family day out.”

Claire Robinson, EYMS Marketing Manager, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people coming out to visit the event, despite the rainy weather!  People really enjoyed seeing the past and the future of public transport, and comparing buses from different eras.  So many people use the bus to travel in Hull, and it’s great to be able to demonstrate new technology such as apps, mobile phone ticketing, real-time tracking and on-bus Wi-Fi.”