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

Brighter, bigger, better: A modern makeover for our trains

TransPennine Express (TPE) have launched their first refurbished train as part of an overhaul of its entire fleet for customers across the North.

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Customers voice satisfaction for rail provider TransPennine Express

Figures released today (25 July 2017) show that customers remain highly satisfied with the service provided by TransPennine Express (TPE).

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TransPennine Express introduce new service from Hull to Manchester

Train company TransPennine Express is launching a new evening service from Hull to Manchester giving customers more time to catch a show or enjoy an extra hour with friends before heading home.

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TransPennine Express’ trains receive a metallic makeover

Train company TransPennine Express (TPE) has released a new time-lapse video showing its existing trains being given a brand new look.

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Aged 55 or over? Explore the North with discounted rail fares

Seize the moment and take advantage of return, standard class travel for just £19.00 when you travel with TransPennine Express (TPE).

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TransPennine Express achieves Investors in People gold and Health and Wellbeing Award

TransPennine Express (TPE) has become the first train operator to achieve Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation against the latest sixth generation version of the people management Standard.

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TPE supports Cash for Kids Superhero Day with Supertrain

Inter-city rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE) are doing their bit to help local children with life-threatening illnesses by supporting the ‘Cash for Kids’ Superhero Day appeal.

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Book your train journeys for the next six months

TransPennine Express customers can now plan and book train travel across the North and into Scotland almost six months in advance, making it easy to plan a fun trip to look forward to.

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£29k grant for improved travel into the North York Moors

Access to the tranquil wilderness that is the North York Moors is set to be improved following the award of a £29k grant by TransPennine Express (TPE) to the Esk Valley Community Rail Partnership (CRP) and Moorsbus, a not for profit community bus operator.

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TransPennine Express and First York partner to launch integrated student ticket

FirstGroup plc, the UK’s leading transport operator, is utilising its bus and rail network to launch an integrated travel ticket for students in York.

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Destinations

Explore the North & Scotland

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