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.​

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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

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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TPE and Felix the Cat team up with Cash for Kids to help children living in poverty this Christmas

Train company TransPennine Express (TPE) will be doing their bit to help thousands of vulnerable and underprivileged children by supporting the ‘Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas Appeal across the North of England.

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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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Greater Manchester Victoria Cross Heroes

TransPennine Express (TPE), together with the Royal British Legion (RBL) have launched a specially decorated train that honours two Greater Manchester men who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War.

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Game of Thrones star launches Exstream

Kristian Nairn, one of the stars of Game of Thrones has launched our new on board entertainment service which is now available on our Anglo-Scottish route.

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New trains for the north west and Scotland are coming

TransPennine Express (TPE) has shared an exclusive image of the first carriage from the second fleet of its brand new trains.

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Poems and Pictures on the Penistone Line Platform

Platform two at Huddersfield railway station has received an artistic makeover following a £3.5k grant by TransPennine Express (TPE). The grant was awarded to the Penistone Line Partnership from TPE’s Community Rail Partnerships Growth Fund as well as the Designated Community Rail Development Fund.

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Felix the cat predicts winning streak for terriers

Felix the cat, senior pest controller for TransPennine Express (TPE) trains, who lives at Huddersfield Train Station has predicted that Huddersfield FC will win their first three Premier League games.

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Destinations

Explore the North & Scotland

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