Customers can now watch films and TV series for free onboard

Thursday 09th August 2018
We've launched our free, onboard entertainment service to customers on the route between Manchester, Sheffield, Doncaster and Cleethorpes, following the success of the service on our Anglo-Scottish route.  

The service, named Exstream, gives customers the chance to view more than 150 shows and films, including documentaries from David Attenborough, films such as Deadpool and La La Land and reality shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The service also gives customers the chance to catch up on recent events from Sky News to Sky Sports News and a great range of cartoons to keep the children entertained, from Lazy Town to Steven Universe.

Customers will also be able to watch selected episodes of Game of Thrones, (series one and two), along with featured films such as Batman V Superman. The new service also gives customers access to the latest news, plus popular magazines including Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health and Stylist.

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Experience Director at TransPennine Express, said: “After launching the service along our Anglo-Scottish route earlier last year, we are really excited to be bringing it to customers across our route between Manchester and Cleethorpes. It’s a fantastic milestone for TransPennine Express as we continue to open a whole world of entertainment for our customers.

“So, whilst onboard with us, sit back, relax and catch up with your favourite shows, listen to some music or read the latest issue of a magazine, the free service is there for all to take advantage of.”

The new service, coincides with the launch of the updated TransPennine Express app and features a new and improved journey planner, which offers seamless connectively with only a single signup, no booking fee and allows customers to buy tickets online. The online app also allowed customers to collect Nectar points and as a result of their online booking.  

The launch follows the refurbishment of TPE’s entire Class 185 fleet, where upgrades include new seats throughout, leather seats in first class, standard plug and USB sockets at every pair of seats in standard and first class, as well as bigger tables to allow more space for laptops and other devices.

Customers can download the app at home via the app store allowing them to seamlessly connect to Wi-Fi when joining TransPennine Express on their next journey.

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