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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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Latest news

New £50k fund for community projects now open for applications

TransPennine Express (TPE) has now launched its Transform grant scheme with £50k of funding available for community and environmental projects.

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We've accepted our first Nova 2 train

We have accepted the first of their new Nova 2 trains from Spanish manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF).

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Mural created by local children unveiled at Dewsbury Railway Station

Children from Carlton Junior and Infant School have created a mural which is on display at Dewsbury Railway Station.

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Nova trains mark major milestone

Friday 5th July 2019 marked a major milestone for rail customers across the North and Scotland as we officially welcomed the first of our brand new Nova 1 trains following formal acceptance from the Office of Rail and Road.

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Automated compensation for customers

We have made it even easier and speeded up the time it takes for customers to receive compensation if their train is delayed.

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TPE drivers donate £5000 to Lincolnshire hospice

Drivers from our Cleethorpes depot have raised just over £5000 for St Andrew's Hospice in Lincolnshire

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Free days out for families in need

We have teamed up with the Family Holiday Association to give disadvantaged families from across the North a chance to explore some of our great cities or enjoy a trip to the seaside.

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Improving Exstream for the deaf and hard of hearing

We've made some changes to our free onboard entertainment service making it more accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Busy Bank Holiday Services

Travelling between Middlesbrough, York and Scarborough this Bank Holiday weekend 25 - 26 May, train services are expected to be very busy due to a number of major events taking place

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We are official train partner of The Great Run Series

We have been named official train partner of The Great Run Series and will be providing discounted tickets from towns and cities across the North to some of the UK’s most popular running and swimming events.

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Explore the North & Scotland

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