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

Tickets please! New ticket gates installed at Manchester Airport railway station as part of a £3.7 million investment

Tickets please! New ticket gates installed at Manchester Airport railway station as part of a £3.7 million investment

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Huge January sale on two million train tickets

We are holding a January sale with an extra 25 per cent off the price of more than two million advance fares to destinations across the North.

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Let’s all get home safe this winter

Winter can be an amazing time of year, but bad weather, coupled with a big night out or a heavy bag of shopping, can add a few challenges when travelling with us.

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Work begins on new futuristic train fleet

Our customers are a step closer to experiencing brand new, high quality trains as Hitachi begins work an intercity fleet to start service in 2019.

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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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Destinations

Explore the North & Scotland

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