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Hello and welcome to TransPennine Express (TPE). We’re a train company that runs intercity services linking some of the biggest and best cities and towns across the North.
Over the next 3 years we’re going to be delivering more than £500 million worth of investment in new trains, new routes and new products that will make travelling on our network easier and more inspiring.
All big visions need a plan - and ours is no different. We've devised a plan to guide us on our journey to transform our franchise and make life better for everyone - customers, colleagues, our stakeholders and all those Northern communities we know and love.
This plan is built on our strong commitment to corporate responsibility and drive to be the leader in safe, innovative, reliable and sustainable transport.
Our investment is focused across customer experience, transformation and growth, people, sustainability, health and safety, and business management. And you can learn all about it here...
New and improved trains
220 brand new intercity train carriages
New carriages will form 72% of our fleet and run at speeds of up to 125mph
More than £31m investment to refurbish our existing fleet, making them look and feel brand new
13m extra seats a year
10,000 more morning and evening seats into key Northern cities (80% increase)
New and improved services
55% increase in the number of services connecting the largest cities in the North of England and Scotland
New and improve connections: Liverpool - Scotland and Manchester - Newcastle/Edinburgh
More weekend services (24% more on Saturdays and 52% more on Sundays)
Investment in technology
Complimentary Wi-Fi on all trains by 2018
Media server streaming free films, TV shows, news and magazines
Major investments in mobile and smart ticketing