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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

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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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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Explore the North & Scotland

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