hello, we're the communications team

We look after all of First TransPennine Express' internal and external communications activity, from media relations to special events - we're a busy bunch but here's a bit more info about us...

Who's who?

Sarah Ford is responsible for all our communications activity

Kate Stephens manages our external communications

Catherine Unsworth manages our internal communications

Sarah Cunningham manages our stakeholder relations

Jack Kempf helps the communications team

Need to speak to the press office?

You can contact our press office any time between 08:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday by calling 0161 228 8475, or emailing kate.stephens@firstgroup.com. If you're ringing outside of these hours, please call the rail switchboard on 08700 005 151 and request the on-call press officer - you'll be directed to a member of the communications team.

Want the latest news about First TransPennine Express?

Take a look through our press releases below - if anything piques your fancy and you want more info, give us a shout.

Press Releases



St Nicks is Green Grant Winner

Westmorland Red Squirrels is Green Grant Winner


First TransPennine Express Launches 'Blue Assist'

Friends of Chapeltown are Green Grant Winners

Warrington Station Gets New Bike Racks


First TransPennine Express Launches Free WiFi

Creative Scene holds a digital screening at Dewsbury station

Ticket Sale Assistant Comes First in Dressage Competition


First TransPennine Express raises £15,000 for the Railway Children

Gold Investors in People Accreditation for First TransPennine Express

First TransPennine Express Supports Railway Children Trek to Everest Base Camp


Train Driver Gets On His Bike For Fundraiser

Summer Comes Early at Huddersfield Station

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