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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: or call 0161 228 8475 (08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday)​

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Latest news

New cycling facilities at Northallerton train station

New secure cycle parking facilities have been installed at Northallerton train station, in a partnership between TransPennine Express and North Yorkshire County Council

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First of Nova 1 bullet train inspired fleet leaves Japan on its way to the UK

The first of our new Nova 1 trains left Japan earlier this week and is due to arrive in the UK in two months time.

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First Nova train on track for delivery in the North of England

The first of our new Nova 3 trains has now commenced testing at the Velim Test centre in the Czech Republic and is on track to enter service towards the end of 2018. The train will undergo a wide variety of different tests including aerodynamics, braking and on-board information systems.

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Restored entrance to Middlesbrough train station formally reopened by local MP

The main entrance to Middlesbrough train station has been formally reopened after extensive works were completed by Network Rail to the station building and roof.

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New timetable means more services, enhanced connectivity and more choice for customers

Rail customers across the North and into Scotland are set to benefit from additional services, enhanced connectivity and more choice making it even easier to travel to work or plan a day out with friends or family.

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Celebrating the women who are Taking the North Further

Two female leaders recognised at The Northern Power Women Awards

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Stalybridge named best large station

Stalybridge railway station has received the top prize at the 15th annual Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards.

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TransPennine Express remains committed to customers

Following today’s release of the latest National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) customer satisfaction scores, we remain focused on improving our scores.

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Additional shelter confirmed for Cleethorpes

Plans to deliver a new customer waiting shelter at Cleethorpes railway station have been confirmed.

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Don't Rush!

From Monday 22nd January, we will be changing the door re-close time from 60 seconds to 20 seconds on our Class 185 trains.

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Explore the North & Scotland

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