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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.​

Media requests

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

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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Over £50,000 donated to community projects

We've donated tens of thousands of pounds to community projects and charities across the North of England and Scotland as part of our Transform Grants Fund.

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Customers reminded to check before they travel this December

We continue to provide a safe and secure service for those that need it and this December, our timetable change will reflect this.

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Delay repay donations support vital mental health programme for children and young people

Rail customers can now choose to donate their Delay Repay compensation to charity thanks to a new initiative.

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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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