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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

Nearly 60 new jobs created across the North

Nearly 60 new jobs across the North have been created as part of a further £1.7 million investment in protecting customers and colleagues.

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Rail Minister opens new cycling facility at Hull Paragon station

A brand-new secure cycle hub has been introduced at Hull Paragon Interchange, in a partnership between TransPennine Express (TPE) and the Department for Transport.

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TPE launches its Local Heroes campaign

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has launched its Local Heroes campaign to give back to the communities and people it serves who have helped in the national effort against COVID-19.

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TPE receive ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation from Visit Britain

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has received Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation, an award given to businesses that provide a Covid-safe environment for their customers.

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TPE to introduce an enhanced timetable for customers

From Monday 6 July, TransPennine Express (TPE) will be increasing the amount of services run in their amended timetable. This further step up in services provides extra capacity on the network for customers who are travelling by rail.

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Face coverings must be worn if you’re travelling on TPE services

From today, Monday 15 June, it is compulsory for customers travelling on TransPennine Express (TPE) services to wear a face covering, as per the guidance set out by HM Government to help combat Covid-19.

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All aboard! New Channel 5 series The Railway 24/7 gives viewers behind the scenes access into TPE

The Railway 24/7, a six-part documentary series going behind the scenes at TransPennine Express (TPE), launches on Wednesday 10 June at 9pm on Channel 5.

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TPE donate thousands of pounds of catering stock to those most in need

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has donated around £5,000 worth of on-board catering product to organisations across the North of England

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TPE to increase number of services in amended timetable

From Monday 18 May, TransPennine Express (TPE) will be increasing the amount of services run in their amended timetable. This has been done in line with the Government’s request to increase services to enable those making essential journeys, to get where they need to be.

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TPE to introduce Reduced Timetable from Monday 23 March

Due to the implications of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) which is affecting the entire country, TransPennine Express (TPE) will begin running a revised timetable to ensure consistency for those who still need to travel for work during this unprecedented time.

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