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Soprano Morgan Carter serenades the TPE Eurovision wrapped train before its inaugural service

That’s a Wrap! TransPennine Express unveils Eurovision train that’s serenaded on its first journey by singing soprano

TransPennine Express (TPE) has unveiled a Eurovision wrapped train that will be used by passengers heading to and from the world’s biggest singing competition in the host city, Liverpool.

Yvonne Munday samples the new first class hot food on board a TPE Nova train

TransPennine Express cooks up a storm with new on-board catering menu

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) is leading a food revolution on many of its services with hot food available in First Class for the first time.

Nova train fleet

TransPennine Express marks three years of Nova

TransPennine Express is celebrating a special birthday this week after its Nova fleet of new trains marked three years of serving customers.

(From L to R) Peter Ferens, 43, Paul Lynch, 58, Emma Livingstone, 33 and Dan Blears - part of the cleaning team at TPE

TransPennine Express cleaning operation ramped up

Cleaning teams have ramped up their efforts across the TransPennine Express (TPE) network as they continue to make stations and services safe for rail users.

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
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