Media centre

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.​

Media requests

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)​. 

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

An Apprenticeship with TPE

Apprenticeships are a great way of getting into the rail industry and over the course of our current franchise, TransPennine Express are committed to taking on a total of 36 apprentices.

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WhatsAppening at TransPennine Express

We are the first UK train company to introduce WhatsApp for our customers.

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Fifty thousand pounds worth of Transform funding donated to community projects across the north

We are donating £50,000 to community projects and charities across the north of England and Scotland.

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Save an extra third off rail tickets in our January sale

We are starting the New Year in the right way with an extra third off rail tickets in our popular January sale.

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Bringing an Elf of entertainment this Christmas

Christmas film elf-icionados rejoice as we've added Elf to Exstream, our free on-board entertainment service.

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Vote for charity and community projects across the North

We are inviting those from the communities we serve to vote for applications shortlisted as part of our Transform grant scheme.

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New jobs to be created at £7million servicing depot in Scarborough

Construction of a new £7million train servicing depot near Scarborough railway station has now started in preparation for brand new Nova train sets to be introduced during Spring 2019.

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TransPennine Express to further improve the reliability of rail services

We are continuing to focus on improving the reliability of services and this December, will be making another key adjustment to our train plan.

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25 per cent off 2.5million seats in our Black Friday Sale

We are giving people the chance to bag 25 per cent off the price of 2.5million Advance Purchase rail tickets as part of our exclusive Black Friday Sale.

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TPE 26th in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List

The long-awaited Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers published on November 15th showcases leading organisations working across all strands of diversity.

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Destinations

Explore the North & Scotland

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