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Hello and welcome to the TransPennine Express Media Centre, home to our latest news and everything you need to spread the word about our trains, services and brilliant people.​

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TransPennine Express has worked with Cleanigram to challenge her to check the cleanliness of her home and car using specialised swab kits

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Rail customers in the North the first to benefit from new help point technology

In partnership with Everdelta, we are the first UK train company to introduce brand new Express Help Points and video calling at stations, benefiting rail customers across the North of England.

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New Managing Director joins TPE

Our new Managing Director, Matthew Golton, starts his role today, following the departure of interim Managing Director, Liz Collins to take up a part-time position with West Coast Partnership.

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FirstGroup signs new National Rail Contracts for TPE and SWR

FirstGroup plc (‘FirstGroup’ or ‘The Group’) is pleased to announce the agreement of National Rail Contracts (‘NRCs’) with the Department for Transport (‘DfT’) for its South Western Railway (‘SWR’) and TransPennine Express (‘TPE’) train operating companies. The new NRCs will commence on 30 May 2021, when the current Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements (‘ERMAs’) come to an end.

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New Managing Director for TransPennine Express

Matthew Golton has been appointed Managing Director of TransPennine Express (TPE) effective from 1 June 2021.

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TPE team up with Instagram sensation Cleanigram

We've teamed up with local Instagram sensation @Cleanigram to highlight the extensive cleaning regime that takes place on trains throughout the North and Scotland.

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Work begins on new upgrade for Malton Station

Work to transform Malton Station gets underway today as part of a £170,000 investment in improved facilities for rail customers.

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New rail connection created for hospital workers in Middlesbrough

Further train services are to be brought back later this month to help those returning to rail following lockdown.

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Your chance to talk all things TPE

Rail customers in the North and into Scotland are being invited to book a space and chat virtually with train managers next month, all from the comfort of their own home.

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Charities across the North and Scotland to receive more than £50,000

Charities across the North and Scotland to receive more than £50,000

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