TPE customers warned to plan carefully ahead of potential weather related disruption

Friday 26th November 2021

TransPennine Express (TPE) is warning customers to plan carefully for travel this evening (Friday) and Saturday due to poor weather forecast to hit many parts of the north of England and Scotland.

The East Coast Mainline in Scotland will be closed between 5pm and midnight on Friday and with road conditions also expected to be difficult, customers are advised not to travel on this route.

TPE services south of Newcastle, and across the remainder of the train operators’ network, will run as scheduled, though there is the potential for delays and disruption on all routes due to high winds. On Saturday morning, TPE’s Darlington to Manchester Airport services will start/terminate from York.

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Experience Director for TransPennine Express, said: “We are expecting extremely difficult travel conditions this evening and into the early hours of tomorrow, but will do all we can to keep our customers on the move where travel is possible.

“However, customers should be aware that disruption may be widespread and, with Network Rial having imposed speed restrictions across much of the rail network, delays and cancellations are likely on all routes.”

Kathryn added: “With other operators impacted by the adverse weather we’re expecting our services to be extremely busy this weekend and are asking customers to plan ahead carefully and allow additional time for their journeys.

“We’re also giving our customers the opportunity to defer their journeys and any tickets already purchased for travel on Friday or Saturday will be valid on our services up to and including Monday 29 December.”

For the most up-to-date travel information visit the TPE website ( ) or National Rail Enquires. Alternatively follow @TPEassist on Twitter.


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