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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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For all media and filming requests, please contact tpepress.office@firstgroup.com or call 0330 095 4034 (08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday)​. 

NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our communications team are largely working from home. To guarantee a response or get in contact with the on-call press officer, please email the address above. 

Need to contact us out of hours? Email the press office and you'll be directed to a member of our Press On Call team.​

Latest news

Meet our Sanitation Busters who are keeping key workers safe

Sanitation busters, Nathan Fletcher, Lee Webber, Nathan Boswell, Ruby Grant, Charles Taylor and Scott Brannan have been working round the clock to ensure key workers and essential travellers in the North are kept safe each and every day.

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Last chance to sign up for the next #TalkTPE event

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

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New defibrillators installed at stations in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lifesaving defibrillators have now been installed at six railway stations in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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Sign up today to talk all things TransPennine Express

People across the North and into Scotland are being invited to chat virtually with train managers about everything from different ticketing types to Covid-19 cleaning, all from the comfort of their own home.

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TPE to introduce temporary reduced timetable on the North route

We are planning to introduce a temporary, revised timetable on our North route affecting those travelling to and from destinations including Liverpool, Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Redcar Central, Scarborough and Hull.

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TPE to introduce temporary reduced timetable on the South Route

We are planning to introduce a temporary, revised timetable on the route between Cleethorpes, Doncaster, Sheffield and Manchester.

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Applications for £50k Transform community fund now open

The latest Transform Grants Fund is now live with more than £50,000 of funding for community and environmental projects available.

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Meet the unsung heroes who keep customers across the North safe every day

A team of more than 135 cleaners are working as hard as elves to continue to keep thousands of customers safe across the North on the run up to Christmas.

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Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, (3 December 2020) we are taking the opportunity to highlight our continued commitment to improving the accessibility of our trains and stations for all customers.

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Travelling by train this Christmas? Book ahead, check before and allow extra time to travel

Customers should feel safe when choosing to travel with us this Christmas with enhanced cleaning and extra measures in place as well as additional members of staff on hand to help at key locations.

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