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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 tpepress.office@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

Customers can now watch films and TV series for free onboard

We've launched our free onboard entertainment service for customers on the route between Manchester, Sheffield, Doncaster and Cleethorpes.

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Unbeelievable visit our bee for 20 per cent off rail tickets

We are delighted to be supporting local talent through Wild in Art and Manchester City Council’s Bee in the City event and has shared images of its very own rail inspired ‘Manchester Movement’ bee.

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Additional compensation scheme launched

Today (Monday 23 July 2018) we launched our additional customer compensation scheme for season ticket holders following the May timetable change.

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Go live date for compensation scheme announced

The go live date for our May timetable additional compensation scheme has now been announced

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Supporting the next generation of creatives

Students from the University of Salford have created a series of visual designs and animations for our customers.

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Selby station gets new cycling facilities

Secure cycle parking facilities have been introduced at Selby train station, in a partnership between TransPennine Express and Selby District Council.

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New cycling facilities at Northallerton train station

New secure cycle parking facilities have been installed at Northallerton train station, in a partnership between TransPennine Express and North Yorkshire County Council

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First of Nova 1 bullet train inspired fleet leaves Japan on its way to the UK

The first of our new Nova 1 trains left Japan earlier this week and is due to arrive in the UK in two months time.

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First Nova train on track for delivery in the North of England

The first of our new Nova 3 trains has now commenced testing at the Velim Test centre in the Czech Republic and is on track to enter service towards the end of 2018. The train will undergo a wide variety of different tests including aerodynamics, braking and on-board information systems.

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Restored entrance to Middlesbrough train station formally reopened by local MP

The main entrance to Middlesbrough train station has been formally reopened after extensive works were completed by Network Rail to the station building and roof.

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Destinations

Explore the North & Scotland

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