Media centre

All our latest news and stories

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.​

Media requests

For all media and filming requests, please contact our Media Relations Manager, Sarah Humphries at: sarah.humphries@firstgroup.com or call 0161 228 8475 (08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday)​

Making an out of hours call? Call 07753 283193 and you'll be directed to a member of our Press On Call team.​

Latest news

Trains, planes and automobiles

A scientific study analysing a blogger’s 687 mile journey found that travelling by train reduces the average stress levels of passengers by 18%, a figure significantly lower than travelling by car or plane on the same journey.

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£7million investment for new Scarborough depot

We are investing £7million in constructing a train servicing depot in Scarborough. The new structure, which is planned to open in summer 2018, will maintain our brand new trains.

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Success at the Cycle Rail Awards 2017

We are celebrating after picking up the ‘Door-to-Door’ Journeys award at the Cycle Rail Awards 2017.

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TransPennine Express and Siemens celebrate success at Golden Spanner Awards 2017

TransPennine Express (TPE) and manufacturer Siemens are celebrating success after receiving a Golden Spanner Award for the Class 185 fleet of trains.

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Bag a ticket from Manchester to Leeds for less than the cost of your Secret Santa

We are holding a four-day sale starting on Black Friday for journeys to towns and cities across the North and into Scotland.

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Secretary of State visits York

Together with train manufacture and rail service provider Siemens, we welcomed Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to York to showcase our £32 million major upgrade in its current fleet of trains.

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Hull Paragon station receives the Royal touch

We were delighted to welcome Her Majesty the Queen to Hull Paragon station on Thursday 16th November 2017.

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Felix the Cat Christmas Items Now On Sale

All profits go to the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal, which will help children living in poverty this Christmas

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More rail services from 10th December 2017

TransPennine Express is introducing brand new services for customers across the North and into Scotland.

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New wave of apprentices begin rail careers

A group of seven new apprentices have joined train company, TransPennine Express (TPE).

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Destinations

Explore the North & Scotland

From city breaks to seaside escapes, our trains go to the country’s best destinations.