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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of TPE’s new timetable as train operator increases services on some routes across the North of England and into Scotland

TransPennine Express (TPE) is showing how its timetable is created ahead of changes to some of its services in June, as well as encouraging customers to be prepared and check their journeys.  

Highland dancers, Chris Jackson, Managing Director of TPE and Rachel Sydeserff, Historic Environment Scotland’s District Visitor and Community Manager with the newly named Hailes Castle train

TPE gives newly named ‘Hailes Castle’ train a Scottish welcome at opening of East Linton station

TransPennine Express has renamed its first service to stop at the newly opened East Linton train station, ‘Hailes Castle’, giving the train a true Scottish welcome.


Connecting Communities: TPE Reconnects West Yorkshire with Direct Rail Service After Half a Century

From Monday 11 December, the second platform at Castleford railway station comes back online, allowing Transpennine Express (TPE) to run services between York – Castleford – Wakefield Kirkgate – Huddersfield – Manchester Piccadilly.

Sandy Mutch, the Border Piper, welcomes in the 6.16am TransPennine Express service to Reston Station, the first passenger service to stop in the village for more than 50 years.

TransPennine Express celebrates first service to call at Reston in more than 50 years

  • This morning’s 6.16am TransPennine Express (TPE) service from Edinburgh became the first passenger train to stop at Reston in more than 50 years


  • TPE’s Nova 1 (802212) now carries the name St Abb’s Head to cement links to the local community


  • Matthew Golton, Managing Director of TransPennine Express called the arrival of the first service a landmark moment for Reston and TPE


  • Transport Minister, Jenny Gilruth MSP, who travelled on one of the first TPE services into the new station said that the investment will change the lives of the people of Reston for the better
Sharon Wilson, Saltburn Town Crier & Councillor Cliff Foggo, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council celebrate new TPE rail link

New rail link for Saltburn

Customers in the North East can now benefit from a new rail link between Saltburn and Manchester Airport, providing direct travel between cities including York, Leeds and Manchester.

One of TPE's Nova 1 trains travelling between Newcastle and Edinburgh credit Tony Miles (2)

Excitement and bookings reach new heights ahead of Reston Station opening

  • Reston Station in the Scottish Borders is set to re-open on Monday 23 May
  • The 6.16am TransPennine Express (TPE) service from Edinburgh will be the first passenger train to stop at  Reston in more than 50 years
  • Since December’s timetable change, more than 117,000 customers have taken advantage of the TPE’s Edinburgh to Newcastle stopping service, which has connected communities across in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland
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TransPennine Express to introduce more services and boost connectivity between Edinburgh and Newcastle

TransPennine Express (TPE) is set to increase services between Edinburgh and Newcastle this month, as well as improving connectivity for communities in East Lothian, the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

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TransPennine express to increase services between Scarborough, York and Manchester/Liverpool

TransPennine Express (TPE) is set to increase the number of trains running between Scarborough, York and Manchester Victoria/Liverpool Lime Street this month, just in time for the festive season.

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Direct rail service proposed between Hull and Liverpool

TransPennine Express (TPE) is now seeking views on the proposals, which if approved, would mean a change to current Hull Paragon to Manchester Piccadilly and Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street services.

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Additional rail services introduced by TransPennine Express for the COP26 Summit

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has announced additional weekend services on its Anglo-Scottish route to help get attendees to and from the COP26 summit in Glasgow.