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Whether it’s smart money-saving tips or advice on what to do and where to go our blog has it all – stay up to date with everything that’s happening across the North.

A Guide to Celebrating Burns Night

Burns Night, a much-loved Scottish tradition, takes place on 25th January. But what exactly is Burns Night and why do people celebrate it?

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A Year with Our Nova Trains: A Look Back On 2020

November 2020 marked the one-year anniversary of our incredible Nova trains which have not only helped us revolutionise our travel experience, but also ensured our services are now better, bigger and more efficient than ever.

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A look back at 2020: How we’ve been helping the North to keep travelling

After a hard year, we still have a lot to be proud of, and most of the things we’ve achieved have been focused around keeping you safe on our trains and in our stations.

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2021 Bucket List: Locations You Need to Visit

With 2020 ending, you might be planning your travels in 2021 with newfound optimism and a sense of adventure. Need some inspiration? Here are our top suggestions.

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Start Your Year with a Wellness Kick

It's safe to say that 2020 was a challenging year. Luckily, there are plenty of cities across the TransPennine Express network where you can take some time out and focus on your wellness goals.

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TransPennine Express Passenger Assistance

Meet our Accessibility and Integration Manager and find out more about TransPennine Express passenger assistance.

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Scenic city walks through your favourite festive films

Christmas is set to look a little different this year. Read on to find out how you can get festive by going a city-based walk inspired by your favourite Christmas movies.

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Support local businesses with your Christmas shopping

With so many businesses losing out due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we show support for our independents, so why not buy from local retailers this Christmas?

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Tasty takeaways to support

Taking care of local independent businesses is hugely important, especially right now when many have been forced to close, so why not support your local restaurants by ordering a takeaway.

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How to travel home for Christmas safely

Christmas is set to look a little different this year. If you’re going to travel by train this festive period, make sure you do it safely by following these steps.

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